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The Book of Form and Emptiness

Ruth Ozeki’s prose is magnetic as she draws readers along, teasing out an ethereal and haunting quality through a special narrator: that of a sentient Book.

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Review of ‘The Book of Form and Emptiness’

What does it mean to listen? What can you hear if you pay close attention, especially in a moment of grief and questioning? In The Book of Form and Emptiness, Ruth Ozeki explores how we find meaning in the world and why each of our voices matter.

As the novel opens, young Benny Oh’s father…

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