The fourth novel in Toshikazu Kawaguchi''s internationally bestselling ''Before the Coffee Gets Cold'' series The regulars at the magical Cafe Funiculi Funicula are well acquainted with its famous legend and extraordinary, secret menu time travel offering. Many patrons have reunited with old flames, made amends with estranged family, and visited loved ones. But the journey is not without risks and there are rules to follow. Travellers must have visited the cafe previously and crucially, must return to the present in the time it takes for their coffee to go cold.
In the tradition of Toshikazu Kawaguchi''s sensational ''Before the Coffee Gets Cold'' series, readers will once again be introduced to a new set of visitors:
The husband with something important left to say The woman who couldn''t bid her dog farewell The woman who couldn''t answer a proposal The daughter who drove her father away . . .
Translated from the Japanese by Geoffrey Trousselot and featuring signature heart-warming characters and wistful storytelling, in the beautifully haunting Before we say goodbye, Kawaguchi poses: who would you visit if you could travel through time?
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. In northern Japan, overlooking the spectacular view Hakodate Port has to offer, Cafe Donna Donna has been serving carefully brewed coffee for more than one hundred 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 and Tales from the Cafe comes another story of four new customers, each of whom is hoping to take advantage of the cafe''s time-travelling offer. Among some familiar faces from Toshikazu Kawaguchi''s previous novels, readers will also be introduced to: A daughter who couldn''t say ''You''re an idiot.'' A comedian who couldn''t ask ''Are you happy?'' A younger sister who couldn''t say ''Sorry.'' A young man who couldn''t say ''I like you.'' With his signature heart-warming characters and immersive storytelling, in Before Your Memory Fades , Toshikazu Kawaguchi once again invites the reader to ask themselves: what would you change if you could travel back in time?