The Book of Form and Emptiness Pdf Summary
The Book of Form and Emptiness Pdf is a brilliantly inventive new novel about loss, growing up, and our relationship with things, by the Booker Prize-finalist author of A Tale for the Time Being
After the tragic death of his beloved musician father, fourteen-year-old Benny Oh begins to hear voices. The voices belong to the things in his house–a sneaker, a broken Christmas ornament, a piece of wilted lettuce. Although Benny doesn’t understand what these things are saying, he can sense their emotional tone; some are pleasant, a gentle hum or coo, but others are snide, angry and full of pain. When his mother, Annabelle, develops a hoarding problem, the voices grow more clamorous.
At first, Benny tries to ignore them, but soon the voices follow him outside the house, onto the street and at school, driving him at last to seek refuge in the silence of a large public library, where objects are well-behaved and know to speak in whispers. There, Benny discovers a strange new world, where “things happen.” He falls in love with a mesmerizing street artist with a smug pet ferret, who uses the library as her performance space. He meets a homeless philosopher-poet, who encourages him to ask important questions and find his own voice amongst the many.
And he meets his very own Book–a talking thing–who narrates Benny’s life and teaches him to listen to the things that truly matter.
With its blend of sympathetic characters, riveting plot, and vibrant engagement with everything from jazz, to climate change, to our attachment to material possessions, The Book of Form and Emptiness is classic Ruth Ozeki–bold, wise, poignant, playful, humane and heartbreaking.
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About Ruth Ozeki Author of The Book of Form and Emptiness Pdf Book
Ruth Ozeki is the Author of The Book of Form and Emptiness Pdf Book.(born in New Haven, Connecticut) is a Japanese American novelist. She is the daughter of anthropologist Floyd Lounsbury.
Ozeki published her debut novel, My Year of Meats, in 1998. She followed up with All Over Creation in 2003. Her new novel, A Tale for the Time Being, was published on March 12, 2013.
She is married to Canadian land artist Oliver Kellhammer, and the couple divides their time between New York City and Vancouver.
The Book of Form and Emptiness pdf, Paperback, Hardcover Book Information
- Publisher : Viking; First Edition (September 21, 2021)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 560 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0399563644
- ISBN-13 : 978-0399563645
- Item Weight : 1.7 pounds
- Dimensions : 6.25 x 1.63 x 9.26 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #67,757 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- #191 in Asian American Literature & Fiction
- #1,218 in Coming of Age Fiction (Books)
- #4,936 in Literary Fiction (Books)
- Customer Reviews: 4.5 out of 5 stars 2,383 ratings
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