The fourth novel in Toshikazu Kawaguchi''s internationally bestselling ''Before the Coffee Gets Cold'' series The regulars at the magical Cafe Funiculi Funicula are well acquainted with its famous legend and extraordinary, secret menu time travel offering. Many patrons have reunited with old flames, made amends with estranged family, and visited loved ones. But the journey is not without risks and there are rules to follow. Travellers must have visited the cafe previously and crucially, must return to the present in the time it takes for their coffee to go cold.
In the tradition of Toshikazu Kawaguchi''s sensational ''Before the Coffee Gets Cold'' series, readers will once again be introduced to a new set of visitors:
The husband with something important left to say The woman who couldn''t bid her dog farewell The woman who couldn''t answer a proposal The daughter who drove her father away . . .
Translated from the Japanese by Geoffrey Trousselot and featuring signature heart-warming characters and wistful storytelling, in the beautifully haunting Before we say goodbye, Kawaguchi poses: who would you visit if you could travel through time?
- Pan macmillan
- 222 Poche
- 14 Septembre 2023
The million-copy bestselling series Toshikazu Kawaguchi''s touching Before your memory fades, translated from Japanese by Geoffrey Trousselot, explores the age-old question: what would you do if you could travel back in time? More importantly, who would you want to meet, maybe for one last time?
On the hillside of Mount Hakodate in northern Japan, Cafe Donna Donna is fabled for its dazzling views of Hakodate port. But that''s not all. Like the charming Tokyo cafe Funiculi Funicula, Cafe Donna Donna offers its customers the extraordinary experience of travelling through time.
From the author of Before the coffee gets cold and Tales from the cafe comes another heartfelt story of lost souls hoping to take advantage of the cafe''s time-travelling offer. Among some familiar faces, readers will also be introduced to:
The daughter who begrudges her deceased parents for leaving her orphaned The comedian who aches for his beloved and their shared dreams The younger sister whose grief has become all-consuming The young man who realizes his love for his childhood friend too late . . .
Featuring Kawaguchi''s signature wistful storytelling, Before your memory fades is full of heart and emotion.