The Phone Box at the Edge of the World: ‘Absolutely breathtaking’ Christy Lefteri, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Beekeeper of Aleppo
- Amazon Kindle Edition
- Messina, Laura Imai (Author)
- English (Publication Language)
- 228 Pages - 06/25/2020 (Publication Date) - Manilla Press (Publisher)
The Phone Box at the Edge of the World: ‘Absolutely breathtaking’ Christy Lefteri, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Beekeeper of Aleppo @ Amazon UK Deals
A story about the dogged survival of hope when all else is lost . . . Messina shows us that even in the face of a terrible tragedy, such as an earthquake or a loss of a child, the small things – a cup of tea, a proffered hand – can offer a way ahead. Its meditative minimalism makes it a striking haiku of the human heart, The TimesCarefully told and with great care, this feels a particularly resonating story right now, StylistThis beautiful novel tells a story of universal loss and the power of love. It will remain engraved in my heart and mind forever. During these difficult times we face, it addresses questions that we might all have – how to connect with those we have loved and lost and how to allow ourselves to live and to love again. Beautifully written, sensitive and evocative, it paints a picture of an inner and outer world that is infused with both tragedy and hope. It moved me to tears and made me want to speak my own secret thoughts in the phone box at the edge of the world. Absolutely breathtaking and stunning, Christy LefteriA message of hope for anyone who is lost, frightened or grieving. Beautiful., Clare MackintoshIncredibly moving. It will break your heart and soothe your soul, Stacey HallsSpare and poetic, this beautiful book is both a small, quiet love story and a vast, expansive meditation on grieving and loss, HeatBefore I got started, I already loved the phone box at the edge of the world. But then I loved everything else. Especially the beautiful prose, powerful but held back, like grief. And the characters – emerging blinking from their tragedies, hurt and hesitant – but ultimately hopeful. It was a joy to read. Mesmerising!, Joanna Glen, author of The Other Half of Augusta HopeThis is a beautiful book. And a timely one. It tells a story about the aftermath of a disaster, long after the disaster. It tells of memories of the first few weeks after horror struck, but more it tells about the years after. If we’re not directly affected, we lose sight of the years after that others have to endure. Or survive, BookbagThe Phone Box at the Edge of the World has such a subtle strength to it. The power to transfer such huge emotion from the page to my heart. It felt like a balm to my soul, one I did not know I needed. For me it is easily one of my books of the year, Waterstones booksellerImmensely moving and emotionally powerful . . . possessed of a rare empathetic pull, Waterstones bookseller –This text refers to the hardcover edition. A sweeping, moving novel that is becoming an international sensation – based on an incredible true story –This text refers to the audioCD edition. Laura Imai Messina has been living in Japan for the last 15 years and works between Tokyo and Kamakura, where she lives with her Japanese husband and two children. She took a Masters in Literature at the International Christian University of Tokyo and a PhD in Comparative Literature at the Tokyo University of Foreign Studies. The Phone Box at the Edge of the World has been sold in over 21 territories.Lucy Rand is a teacher, editor and translator from Norfolk, UK. She has been living in the countryside of Oita in south-west Japan for three years. –This text refers to the audioCD edition. Read more
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