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City Books Present: Ruth Ozeki (CANCELLED)

Tuesday 5th March 2013 - Starts 7pm


Ruth Ozeki
Ruth Ozeki

City Books present Ruth Ozeki talking about her new book: A Tale For The Time Being

RUTH OZEKI is a novelist, filmmaker, and Zen Buddhist priest, whose award-winning novels have been described as “witty, intelligent, and passionate” by the Independent.

Her first novel, ‘My Year Of Meats, was published in 1998 and has garnered widespread glowing reviews, awards, and a still-growing readership.

Ozeki’s second novel, ‘All Over Creation shifts the focus from meat to potatoes in a story of a family farmer, his prodigal daughter, an itinerant gang of environmental activists, and a New Age corporate spin doctor, whose lives and interests collide in Liberty Falls.

Her new novel, which is published in March, is ‘A Tale For The Time Being’.

‘A Tale For The Time Being’ tells the story of a washed up diary, concealed in a Hello Kitty lunchbox, and the profound effect it has on the woman who discovers it.

Open up this book and discover: an earthquake-causing catfish, a hundred-and-four-year-old Buddhist nun, French maid cafes in a manga-fied world, cyberbullying, natural disasters, Zen philosophy, the infinite possibilities of time, and an uplifting story of love, loss, and wisdom old and new.

Ozeki practices Zen Buddhism with Zoketsu Norman Fischer, and is the editor of the Everyday Zen website. She was ordained as a Soto Zen priest in June, 2010.