Before We Say Goodbye by Toshikazu Kawaguchi (Picador, 2023)
Before We Say Goodbye by Toshikazu Kawaguchi (ISBN: 9781035023424, hardback). Visitors to the magical Café Funiculi Funicula are posed a question: who would you visit if you could travel through time? A coffee is poured and the traveller sets off, but crucially must get back to the café before their coffee gets cold. The stories can be read individually, or devoured in a sitting, and the characters and their stories offer something for everyone.