January 28, 2021

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Review: A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki

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ruth-ozekiBeth Jones is moved by the coming-of-age story at the heart of a time-bending novel (The Telegraph)

American-Japanese author Ruth Ozeki’s third novel opens with a bad pun by a suicidal Tokyo schoolgirl: “My name is Nao, and I am a time being… someone who lives in time, and that means you, and me, and everyone of us who is, or was, or ever will be,” she begins, addressing the unknown reader of her diary. “Together we’re making magic, at least for the time being.”

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