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The Resource A Tale for the Time Being

A Tale for the Time Being

Label
A Tale for the Time Being
Title
A Tale for the Time Being
Statement of responsibility
by Ruth Ozeki
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A brilliant, unforgettable, and long-awaited novel from bestselling author Ruth Ozeki"A?time being is someone who lives in time, and that means you, and me, and every one of us who is, or was, or ever will be."In Tokyo, sixteen-year-old Nao has decided there's only one escape from her aching loneliness and her classmates' bullying. But before she ends it all, Nao plans to document the life of her great-grandmother, a Buddhist nun who's lived more than a century. A diary is Nao's only solace—and it will touch lives in ways she can scarcely imagine.Across the Pacific, we meet Ruth, a novelist living on a remote island who discovers a collection of artifacts washed ashore in a Hello Kitty lunchbox—possibly debris from the devastating 2011 tsunami. As the mystery of its contents unfolds, Ruth is pulled into the past, into Nao's drama and unknown fate, and forward into her own future.Full of Ozeki's signature humor and deeply engaged with the relationship between writer and reader, past and present, fact and fiction, quantum physics, history, and myth, A Tale for the Time Being is a brilliantly inventive, beguiling story of our shared humanity and the search for home
Summary
Nao Yasutani is a Japanese schoolgirl who intends to write in her diary the life story of her great-grandmother Jiko, a Zen Buddhist nun. But Nao actually ends up writing her own life story, and the diary eventually washes up on the shore of Canada's Vancouver Island, where a novelist called Ruth lives. Ruth finds the diary in a freezer bag with some old letters in French and a vintage watch and begins to investigate how the bag traveled from Japan to her island, and why it contains what it does.
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Audio
Accompanying matter
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10201261
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Ozeki, Ruth
Dewey number
813.54
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
A Tale for the Time Being
Instantiates
Publication
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
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electronic
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Isbn
9781481573146
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unknown
Specific material designation
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unknown
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not applicable
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not applicable
Label
A Tale for the Time Being
Publication
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
OVERDRIVE:20672f7b-740e-48bc-9122-a03d67beaa40
Dimensions
not applicable
Form of item
electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
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True
Isbn
9781481573146
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not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
other
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True
Special playback characteristics
unknown
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  • other
  • remote
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unknown
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