A Tale For The Time Being by Ruth Ozeki

 A Tale For The Time Being is a playful novel, which sometimes seems about to crumble into its own cleverness and fade away to become part of the universe with a quiet ‘pfipp’. That it manages to stay intact is largely due to the varied subject matter, which takes in kamikaze pilots, quantum physics, the 9/11 attacks, school bullies, Buddhism, feline care,…