The phone booth at the edge of the world / Laura Imai Messina ; translated from the Italian by Lucy Rand
Book | The Overlook Press | 2021
2 holds on first copy returned of 16 copies

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Description
400 pages ; 22 cm
Note
Includes Reading Group Questions (pages 387-389) and glossary.
Summary
When Yui loses both her mother and her daughter in the tsunami, she begins to mark the passage of time from that date onward: Everything is relative to March 11, 2011, the day the tsunami tore Japan apart, and when grief took hold of her life. Yui struggles to continue on, alone with her pain. Then, one day she hears about a man who has an old disused telephone booth in his garden. There, those who have lost loved ones find the strength to speak to them and begin to come to terms with their grief. As news of the phone booth spreads, people travel to it from miles around. Soon Yui makes her own pilgrimage to the phone booth, too. But once there she cannot bring herself to speak into the receiver. Instead she finds Takeshi, a bereaved husband whose own daughter has stopped talking in the wake of her mother's death.
Language
In English. Translated from the Italian.
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Added Title
Quel che affidiamo al vento. English
ISBN
1419754300 (hardcover)
9781419754302 (hardcover)
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