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Ruth Ozeki

Autor(a) de A Tale for the Time Being

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About the Author

Ruth Ozeki received degrees in English literature and Asian studies from Smith College. She is a novelist, filmmaker, and Zen Buddhist priest. Her first novel, My Year of Meats, was published in 1998. Her other novels include All Over Creation and A Tale for the Time-Being, which was shortlisted mostrar mais for the Man Booker Prize. Her documentary and dramatic independent films, including Body of Correspondence and Halving the Bones, have been shown on PBS and at the Sundance Film Festival. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

Obras de Ruth Ozeki

A Tale for the Time Being (2013) 4,472 cópias
My Year of Meats (1998) 2,058 cópias
The Book of Form and Emptiness (2021) 1,011 cópias
All Over Creation (2003) 863 cópias
The Face: A Time Code (2022) 109 cópias
Body of correspondence 1 exemplar(es)
Ozeki, Ruth Archive 1 exemplar(es)
Benim Baligim Yasayacak (2015) 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

No-No Boy (1957) — Prefácio, algumas edições723 cópias
Click (2007) — Contribuinte — 462 cópias
Granta 127: Japan (2014) — Contribuinte — 125 cópias
Inside and Other Short Fiction: Japanese Women by Japanese Women (2008) — Prefácio, algumas edições71 cópias


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Conhecimento Comum




FILBO | Apr 24, 2024 |
FILBO | Apr 22, 2024 |
Ruth, living on an island in Canada, discovers a diary (written by Nau who lives in Japan), letters from WWII, and a watch inside a Hello Kitty lunchbox on the beach. They presumably made the Pacific crossing from Japan’s massive tsunami. Ruth, who is half Japanese is able to read the diary but not the letters. The diary, though, leads her to believe Nau and her father are intent on committing suicide. Ruth illogically thinks she can save them when in reality, given the time for the diary to cross the ocean, the deeds are probably already done. Everything about this situation though is unusual and time isn’t what we think it is. This is a very dark book and there are so many trigger warnings, I made a list:
Sexual Assault
Harm to animals
9-11 jumper
Kamikazi pilot who doesn’t want to die
Bullying is the one of the worst, and it makes the reader want to bail. However, it is resolved in the end with a most unique ending I may have ever read. I wish this book weren’t so dark. It really felt like the author was trying to make it as horrific as possible. So I had to take quite a long time to think on it before writing a review. Because of the ending, I recommend it. But beware of the darkness before the light.
… (mais)
KarenMonsen | outras 251 resenhas | Apr 14, 2024 |
Benny Oh is fourteen when he loses his father to a tragic accident. The trauma and grief that Benny suffers from, leads him to hearing voices from everyday objects. The voices become overwhelming and he finally takes refuge in a public library, where they can be silenced for a time. In the meantime, his mother suffers from her own grieving issues. I liked this fresh, interesting story. It is an oddball mix of fantasy and reality. The main drawback for me, is how frustrating these two main characters can be. The continuous bad choices they make got to be a bit tiresome. In the end, I still found it a worthy read.… (mais)
msf59 | outras 36 resenhas | Apr 13, 2024 |



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