Before your memory fades … but the Italian title is The first coffee of the day… could I not read it?
Actually no, and that’s why my husband decided to give it to me.
Before your memory fades is the new book by Toshikazu Kawaguchi 川口 俊 和 published in Italy by Garzanti.
Do you know him?
I was very impressed to discover how Toshikazu Kawaguchi here in Italy has established himself thanks to the word of mouth that has been unleashed since March 2020, when his book Before the Coffee Gets Cold debuted and finished in the bestseller list within a week.
In fact, going backwards, about Toshikazu Kawaguchi
March 2012: the Grand Prize of the Suginami Theater Festival for the stage “Before the Coffee Gets Cold”
December 2015: the novel “Before the Coffee Gets Cold” published
April 2017: the Grand Prize Bookshop nomination
September 2018: cinema adaptation of “Before the Coffee Gets Cold” with Kasumi Arimura
February 2019: 100,000 copies of “In front of cold weather” exceeded in Taiwan
February 2020: the UK version of “Before the coffee gets cold” is 10th in the Bookseller ranking
March 2020: the British version wins the first place in the best-selling literary books in Singapore
until May 2020: his biography mentions a 3rd place as a novel translated in Italy in the ranking of the Corriere della Sera that I have not been able to recover
January 2021: Tales from the Cafe.
And January 2022: Before your memory fades.
I don’t want to anticipate the focal point of these coffees nor what happens while the coffee is hot, in case you don’t know the story yet, but surely the idea of these special encounters over a cup of coffee is the key concept here on the blog too.
Unfortunately, without the magic and the Japanese delicacy, and with very different cooling times, but with the same intent to try, very modestly, to give small trips.
And about the first coffee of the day would you like to tell yours?