This inventive new novel by Booker Prize finalist Ruth Ozeki follows the story of Benny Oh, a 13-year-old boy who has lost his father and has begun to hear voices emanating from inanimate objects. Benny’s mother has sunk into a hoarding habit, and the overwhelming voices from all of her possessions drive him to a
library where objects are better behaved and speak in whispers. In the library he meets the people and finds the book that ultimately helps him discover his own voice. This compelling story manages to be playful and poignant yet also beautiful and strange.
The Book of Form and Emptiness, hardcover, 560 pages, Viking, 6¼˝x 9¼˝