Recently, Chatelaine and Penguin Canada hosted author Ruth Ozeki in Toronto. Well spoken, smart and worldly, Ruth graced us with a reading from her new book A Tale for the Time Being. The cover is undeniably captivating, but equally as captivating is listening to Ruth Ozeki read the prose from the book. She jokes that authors don't usually get to read for their audio books, but she managed to get them to cave because she added just enough Japanese into the novel. But don't just take my for it, instead take Ruth Ozeki's. Watch a video clip.
"Storytelling is a way of shaping time."
“No matter how much bullying they inflict on my body, as long as I have this hope, I can endure any pain.”
"There's no singular point of view in the book."
The fictional present. - on order to make a story succeed you need to manage time.