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The Book of Form and Emptiness

By

Ruth Ozeki

The Book of Form and Emptiness is award winning Ruth Ozeki’s fourth novel, following the sucess of My Year of Meats, All Over Creation and A Tale for the Time Being. It was longlsited for the women’s prize for fiction 2022.

After the death of his musician father, thirteen-year-old Benny Oh begins hearing voices, each holding a range of emotions. He must seek refuge in a public library, meeting a wonderful cast of characters and his very own book. Narrations from a variety of characters give a fly on the wall style feeling, through Benny’s journey of listening to what truly matters in life.

Combining a vast and unforgettable blend of characters, with important and varied themes, The Book of Form stands out as an important and exciting read, which is deeply moving and greatly imaginative.