The phone booth at the edge of the world / Laura Imai Messina ; translated from the Italian by Lucy Rand.
- 0 of 2 copies available at York County Libraries.
1 current hold with 2 total copies.
|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|Dover Area Community Library||Adults IMA Fiction (Text)||34217000843805||Adult Area New||Checked Out||07/06/2021|
|Martin Library||Adults MES Fiction (Text)||33454005802293||Atrium||Checked Out||07/01/2021|
- ISBN: 9781419754302 (hardcover)
- ISBN: 1419754300 (hardcover)
- Physical Description: 400 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
- Publisher: New York : The Overlook Press, 2021.
- Copyright: ©2021
Includes Reading Group Questions (pages 387-389).
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 on Whale Mountain--one of the places worst hit by the tsunami--who has an old disused telephone booth in his garden with a disconnected phone inside. 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 and its "wind phone" spreads, people start coming from miles around to speak to loved ones, finding comfort in sharing the details of their daily lives with those they have lost. 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. An unforgettable story about the depths of grief, the lightness of love, and the human longing to keep the people who are no longer with us close to our hearts.
In English. Translated from the Italian.
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