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Toshikazu Kawaguchi’s beautiful, moving novel explores the age-old question: what would you change if you could travel back in time? More importantly, who would you want to meet, maybe for one last time?
“In a small back alley in Tokyo, there is a café which has been serving carefully brewed coffee for more than one hundred years. But this coffee shop offers its customers a unique experience: the chance to travel back in time.
In Before the Coffee Gets Cold, we meet four visitors, each of whom is hoping to make use of the café’s time-travelling offer, in order to: confront the man who left them, receive a letter from their husband whose memory has been taken by early onset Alzheimer’s, to see their sister one last time, and to meet the daughter they never got the chance to know.
But the journey into the past does not come without risks: customers must sit in a particular seat, they cannot leave the café, and finally, they must return to the present before the coffee gets cold…
Toshikazu Kawaguchi’s beautiful, moving story explores the age-old question: what would you change if you could travel back in time? More importantly, who would you want to meet, maybe for one last time?
Toshikazu Kawaguchi was born in Osaka, Japan, in 1971. He formerly produced, directed and wrote for the theatrical group Sonic Snail. As a playwright, his works include COUPLE, Sunset Song, and Family Time. The novel Before the Coffee Gets Cold is adapted from a 1110 Productions play by Kawaguchi, which won the 10th Suginami Drama Festival grand prize.”
8 October 2019, RRP $24.99. MACMILLAN PUBLISHERS NEW ZEALAND LTD
The total prize is 1 x copy of Before the Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi RRP: $24.99
The promoter is Grandparents NZ Ltd.
This competition commences Thursday 31st October 2019 at 0745 and closes Tuesday 5th November 2019 at 2300 NZST.
Competition is open to NZ residents 18 years and over only. Employees of Grandparents NZ Ltd. and their affiliates, agencies and immediate family members are ineligible.
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