Ruth Ozeki’s bewitching metafictional novel about our shared humanity and the search for home.
Ruth discovers a ‘Hello Kitty’ lunchbox washed up on the shore of her beach home. Within it lies a diary that expresses the hopes and dreams of a young girl. She suspects it might have arrived on a drift of debris from the 2011 tsunami that devastated Japan. With every turn of the page, she is sucked deeper into an enchanting mystery.