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

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

Label
The phone booth at the edge of the world
Title
The phone booth at the edge of the world
Statement of responsibility
Laura Imai Messina ; translated from the Italian by Lucy Rand
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Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
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
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YDX
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Imai Messina, Laura
Dewey number
895.636
Index
no index present
Language note
In English. Translated from the Italian
LC call number
PQ4909.M34
LC item number
Q4513 2021
Literary form
novels
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Rand, Lucy
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  • Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami, Japan, 2011
  • Japan
  • Telephone booths
  • Grief
  • Death
Label
The phone booth at the edge of the world, Laura Imai Messina ; translated from the Italian by Lucy Rand
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes Reading Group Questions (pages 387-389)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1200494377
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
400 pages
Isbn
9781419754302
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1200494377
Label
The phone booth at the edge of the world, Laura Imai Messina ; translated from the Italian by Lucy Rand
Publication
Note
Includes Reading Group Questions (pages 387-389)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1200494377
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
400 pages
Isbn
9781419754302
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1200494377

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