A TALE FOR THE TIME BEING
^This is the title of the book I just recently finished reading; I loved it so much that I shook off my laziness and drew a fanart :’D
Basic summary of the story (slightly spoiler-ish): Some months after the Japanese Tsunami in 2011, Ruth, who is an self-inserted character of the author, found a bag washed ashore on the West Coast of the United States. Inside it contained a diary of a Japanese girl called Nao and some other documents. The story proceeds to reveal the contents of Nao’s diary and talks about her journey to adjust her life after moving from United States back to Japan and to deal with bullying and a suicidal father, until one summer with her great-grandmother that changed her view of her family and of life.
The story’s much more complex than what I just described, because it involves ideas from Zen Buddhism to quantum mechanics 8’D Tbh, I picked up this book randomly at a store because I don’t see books by a Japanese-American author often and thought it’d be interesting; then I almost gave up because I thought it was a chick book (no offense to female watchers). The story got so interesting, however, that I ended up finishing it pretty quickly.
Ooookay, thanks for taking the time to read all that q:
(Yes, this description is copy-and-paste q:)