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A fabulous, unforgettable, and long-awaited novel from bestselling writer Ruth Ozeki

“A time being is anyone who lives in time, and that implies you, and me, and each certainly one of us who's, or was once, or ever will be.”

In Tokyo, sixteen-year-old Nao has determined there’s just one break out from her aching loneliness and her classmates’ bullying. yet ahead of she ends all of it, Nao first plans to record the lifetime of her nice grandmother, a Buddhist nun who’s lived greater than a century. A diary is Nao’s in basic terms solace—and will contact lives in methods she will scarcely imagine.

around the Pacific, we meet Ruth, a novelist residing on a distant island who discovers a suite of artifacts washed ashore in a hi Kitty lunchbox—possibly particles from the devastating 2011 tsunami. because the secret of its contents unfolds, Ruth is pulled into the prior, into Nao’s drama and her unknown destiny, and ahead into her personal future.

choked with Ozeki’s signature humor and deeply engaged with the connection among author and reader, earlier and current, truth and fiction, quantum physics, heritage, and fable, A story for the Time Being is a brilliantly artistic, beguiling tale of our shared humanity and the quest for domestic.  

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