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Tales from the Café

Before the Coffee Gets Cold
Narrated by: Kevin Shen
Length: 5 hrs and 33 mins
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In a small back alley in Tokyo, there is a café which has been serving carefully brewed coffee for more than 100 years. But this coffee shop offers its customers a unique experience: the chance to travel back in time....

From the author of Before the Coffee Gets Cold comes a story of four new customers, each of whom is hoping to take advantage of Cafe Funiculi Funicula's time-travelling offer.

Among some faces that will be familiar to listeners of Kawaguchi's previous novel, we will be introduced to:

The man who goes back to see his best friend who died 22 years ago,

The son who was unable to attend his own mother’s funeral,

The man who travelled to see the girl who he could not marry,

The old detective who never gave his wife that gift....

This beautiful, simple tale tells the story of people who must face up to their past in order to move on with their lives. Kawaguchi once again invites the listener to ask themselves: what would you change if you could travel back in time?

©2020 Toshikazu Kawaguchi (P)2020 Macmillan Publishers International Ltd

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  • Anonymous User
  • 24-09-20

as heartwarming as the first collection!

a warm cup of coffee of a book 🥰 i loved the bittersweet endings and the lovely atmosphere of the café. i'm surprised this follow-up isn't getting any buzz!