The Phone Box at the Edge of the World

Author(s): Laura Imai Messina


The moving and uplifting international bestseller, based on an incredible true story. 'Absolutely breathtaking' - Christy Lefteri, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Beekeeper of Aleppo.

We all have something to tell those we have lost . . .

On a windy hill in Japan, in a garden overlooking the sea stands a disused phone box. For years, people have travelled to visit the phone box, to pick up the receiver and speak into the wind: to pass their messages to loved ones no longer with us.

When Yui loses her mother and daughter in the tsunami, she is plunged into despair and wonders how she will ever carry on. One day she hears of the phone box, and decides to make her own pilgrimage there, to speak once more to the people she loved the most. But when you have lost everything, the right words can be the hardest thing to find . . .

Then she meets Takeshi, a bereaved husband whose own daughter has stopped talking in the wake of their loss. What happens next will warm your heart, even when it feels as though it is breaking . . .

The Phone Box at the Edge of the World is an unforgettable story of the depths of grief, the lightness of love and the human longing to keep the people who are no longer with us close to our hearts.


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Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9781786580412
  • : Manilla Historical Society Inc
  • : Manilla
  • : June 2021
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Laura Imai Messina
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 416