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By Ruth Ozeki

ISBN-10: 0670026638

ISBN-13: 9780670026630

A fantastic, unforgettable novel from bestselling writer Ruth Ozeki—shortlisted for the Booker Prize

“A?time being is an individual who lives in time, and that suggests you, and me, and each one in all us who's, or used to be, or ever will be.”

In Tokyo, sixteen-year-old Nao has determined there’s just one get away from her aching loneliness and her classmates’ bullying. yet sooner than she ends all of it, Nao first plans to rfile the lifetime of her nice grandmother, a Buddhist nun who’s lived greater than a century. A diary is Nao’s purely solace—and will contact lives in methods she will be able to 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 earlier, into Nao’s drama and her unknown destiny, and ahead into her personal future.

packed 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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Unfortunately, now, that was her. And she was responding sexually, the damnation of an empath opening herself up to explore this man, to seek an advantage she could use to dislodge him. She’d gotten too close, too much inside him. Rather, his energies had come inside her, and suddenly she was reacting. . Claire shivered and pulled herself away from the sensual heat curling around her, through her. Neil’s head had tilted, and his curiosity flicked briefly within her. “You just flushed. ” She felt all wound up and soft, as if she could leap upon and devastate the first man she came upon— unfortunately, that would be her irritating neighbor.

Keep the others outside you . . outside you. . Claire studied the Celtic-styled ring circling her fi nger. When she needed to interact with others, she sometimes focused on the ring, turning it slowly around her finger. She’d intended to give it to her daughter, that tiny part of her body, and bonded already at just four months into Claire’s pregnancy. After she’d been taken to the hospital, she couldn’t focus, and she should have protected Aisling. . She should have had more control; she shouldn’t have been so open.

And she was responding sexually, the damnation of an empath opening herself up to explore this man, to seek an advantage she could use to dislodge him. She’d gotten too close, too much inside him. Rather, his energies had come inside her, and suddenly she was reacting. . Claire shivered and pulled herself away from the sensual heat curling around her, through her. Neil’s head had tilted, and his curiosity flicked briefly within her. “You just flushed. ” She felt all wound up and soft, as if she could leap upon and devastate the first man she came upon— unfortunately, that would be her irritating neighbor.

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