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Before Your Memory Fades

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Before Your Memory Fades

The third novel in the international bestselling Before the Coffee Gets Cold series, following four new customers in a cafe where customers can travel back in time.

On the hillside of Mount Hakodate in northern Japan, Café Donna Donna is fabled for its dazzling views of Hakodate port. But that’s not all. Like the charming Tokyo café Funiculi Funicula, Café 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 CAFÉ comes another story of four new customers, each of whom is hoping to take advantage of the café's time-travelling offer. Among some familiar faces from Toshikazu Kawaguchi’s previous novels, readers also will be introduced to:

  • A daughter who begrudges her deceased parents for leaving her orphaned
  • A comedian who aches for his beloved and their shared dreams
  • A younger sister whose grief has become all-consuming
  • A young man who realizes his love for his childhood friend too late

Translated from Japanese by Geoffrey Trousselot and featuring signature heart-warming characters and wistful storytelling, in BEFORE YOUR MEMORY FADES, Kawaguchi once again invites the reader to ask themselves: What would you change if you could travel back in time?

Before Your Memory Fades
by Toshikazu Kawaguchi

  • Publication Date: November 15, 2022
  • Genres: Fiction, Magical Realism
  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Hanover Square Press
  • ISBN-10: 133542928X
  • ISBN-13: 9781335429285