The Phone Box at the Edge of the World

Laura Imai Messina
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A sweeping, moving novel that is becoming an international sensation - based on an incredible true story.

We all have something to tell those we have lost...

When Yui loses her mother and daughter in the tsunami, she wonders how she will ever carry on. Yet, in the face of this unthinkable loss, life must somehow continue.

Then one day she hears about a man who has an old disused telephone box 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 box spreads, people will travel there from miles around.

Soon Yui will make her own pilgrimage to the phone box, too. But once there she cannot bring herself to speak into the receiver. Then she finds Takeshi, a bereaved husband whose own daughter has stopped talking in the wake of their loss.

What happens next will warm your heart, even when it feels as though it is breaking.

For when you've lost everything - what can you find...

Author bio:

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 17 territories.

Category: Fiction
ISBN: 9781786580399
Publisher: Bonnier
Imprint: Manilla
Pub Date: July 2020
Page Extent: 400
Format: Hard Cover
Subject: Fiction in translation

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