Before The Coffee Gets Cold: Tales From The Cafe by Toshikazu Kawaguchi Book, 200 g
The tales of a coffee shop that serves you the chance to travel back in time...
An opportunity to sit down with a hot cup of coffee and ponder one's past life is taken a step further, in this beautifully touching novel by Toshikazu Kawaguchi. Followed on from his award-winning Before the Coffee Gets Cold, Tales from the Café travels down Tokyo's hidden alleyways to revisit coffee shop Funiculi Funicula, where good coffee and good conversation comes natural, as well as a chance to travel in time if you follow the rules and return before the coffee goes cold. Familiar faces return from the previous novel to join us on the time-travelling adventures of; a man who raised his best friend's daughter as his own; the son who did not come home to his mother's funeral; the lover who travelled to see the girl he couldn't marry; and the ageing detective unable to save his own wife.
Each simple tale is warmly conveyed by Kawaguchi in an endearing collection of short stories, all connected to holding onto the past and how far we'd go to change or relive it one more time.
Written by Toshikazu Kawaguchi. Paperback, 208 pages.