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Ruth Ozeki

Autor/a de A Tale for the Time Being

13+ obres 8,541 Membres 377 Ressenyes 14 preferits

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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 mostra'n més 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) mostra'n menys

Obres de Ruth Ozeki

A Tale for the Time Being (2013) 4,483 exemplars
My Year of Meats (1998) 2,060 exemplars
The Book of Form and Emptiness (2021) 1,016 exemplars
All Over Creation (2003) 864 exemplars
The Face: A Time Code (2022) 109 exemplars
Biçimin ve Boşluğun Kitabı (2023) 2 exemplars
Ozeki, Ruth Archive 1 exemplars
Benim Baligim Yasayacak (2015) 1 exemplars

Obres associades

No-No Boy (1957) — Pròleg, algunes edicions725 exemplars
Click (2007) — Col·laborador — 463 exemplars
Granta 127: Japan (2014) — Col·laborador — 125 exemplars
Mixed: An Anthology of Short Fiction on the Multiracial Experience (2006) — Col·laborador — 75 exemplars
Inside and Other Short Fiction: Japanese Women by Japanese Women (2008) — Pròleg, algunes edicions71 exemplars

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FILBO | Apr 24, 2024 |
 
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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
Suicide
Harm to animals
9-11 jumper
Kamikazi pilot who doesn’t want to die
Prostitution
Tsunami
Radiation
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.
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KarenMonsen | Hi ha 251 ressenyes més | 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.… (més)
 
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msf59 | Hi ha 37 ressenyes més | Apr 13, 2024 |

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Obres
13
També de
7
Membres
8,541
Popularitat
#2,816
Valoració
4.0
Ressenyes
377
ISBN
164
Llengües
19
Preferit
14

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