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The phone booth at the edge of the world / Laura Imai Messina ; translated from the Italian by Lucy Rand.

Imai Messina, Laura, (author.). Rand, Lucy, (translator.).

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  • 0 of 1 copy available at Hood River County Library District.

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1 current hold with 1 total copy.

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.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library FIC IMAI MESSINA (Text) 33892100733428 Adult New Books Book None 04/21/2021 On holds shelf -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1419754300
  • ISBN: 9781419754302
  • Physical Description: 400 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York : The Overlook Press, 2021.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes Reading Group Questions (pages 387-389).
Summary, etc.:
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 Note:
In English. Translated from the Italian.
Subject: Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami, Japan, 2011 > Fiction.
Japan > Fiction.
Telephone booths > Fiction.
Grief > Fiction.
Death > Fiction.
Genre: Novels.

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