The Book of Form and Emptiness – Signed Independent Bookshop Exclusive Edition

Ruth Ozeki

ISBN: 9781838856489S

£18.99

Signed hardback Independent Bookshop Exclusive Edition of The Book of Form and Emptiness by Ruth Ozeki

First Edition, First Printing

Hand signed by Ruth Ozeki to the title page

This Independent Bookshop Edition comes with an exclusive colourway blue book jacket

NB This title is published on 23rd September 2021. All pre-orders will be dispatched on or around publication

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Description

Signed Independent Bookshop Exclusive Edition

A brilliantly inventive new novel about loss, growing up and our relationship with things, by the Booker Prize-shortlisted 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 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, he falls in love with a mesmerising 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.

The Book of Form and Emptiness blends unforgettable characters, riveting plot and vibrant engagement with everything from jazz to climate change to our attachment to material possessions. This is classic Ruth Ozeki Рbold, humane and heartbreaking.

Further Information

Format Hardback
Publisher Canongate Books Ltd
Published 23/09/2021
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