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The Phone Booth at the Edge of the World

Laura Imai Messina’s poetic novel explores a magical place that not only connects the living to the dead but also the living to the living.

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Review of ‘The Phone Booth at the Edge of the World’

The Phone Booth at the Edge of the World is a poetic novel about a real telephone booth in Otsuchi, Japan, a rural town decimated by the 2011 tsunami. Known as the “Wind Phone,” the disconnected rotary telephone allows grieving family members to speak, in a way, to loved ones who have passed on.

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