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An edition of El amante japonés (2000)

The Japanese lover

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An edition of El amante japonés (2000)

The Japanese lover

Large print edition.
  • 4.00 ·
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  • 38 Want to read
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  • 5 Have read
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In 1939, as Poland falls under the shadow of the Nazis, young Alma Belasco's parents send her away to live in safety with an aunt and uncle in their opulent mansion in San Francisco. There, as the rest of the world goes to war, she encounters Ichimei Fukuda, the quiet and gentle son of the family's Japanese gardener. Unnoticed by those around them, a tender love affair begins to blossom. Following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the two are cruelly pulled apart as Ichimei and his family -- like thousands of other Japanese Americans -- are declared enemies and forcibly relocated to internment camps run by the United States government. Throughout their lifetimes, Alma and Ichimei reunite again and again, but theirs is a love that they are forever forced to hide from the world. Decades later, Alma is nearing the end of her long and eventful life. Irina Bazili, a care worker struggling to come to terms with her own troubled past, meets the elderly woman and her grandson, Seth, at San Francisco's charmingly eccentric Lark House nursing home. As Irina and Seth forge a friendship, they become intrigued by a series of mysterious gifts and letters sent to Alma, eventually learning about Ichimei and this extraordinary secret passion that has endured for nearly seventy years.

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Edition Availability
Cover of: The Japanese lover
The Japanese lover
2017
in English - Large print edition.
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The Japanese lover
2016
in English
Cover of: The Japanese lover
The Japanese lover: a novel
2016, Atria Paperback
in English
Cover of: The Japanese Lover
The Japanese Lover
2015, Scribner
in English
Cover of: El amante japonés
El amante japonés
2015, Vintage Espa̋nol
in Spanish - Primera edición Vintage Espa̋nol.
Cover of: The Japanese lover
The Japanese lover
2015
in English - Large print edition.
Cover of: El amante japonés
El amante japonés
2015
in Spanish
Cover of: The Japanese lover
The Japanese lover: a novel
2015
in English - First Atria books hardcover edition.
Cover of: El amante japonés
El amante japonés
2015, Plaza & Janés

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Edition Notes

Translation from the Spanish of: El amante Japones.

Series
Thorndike Press large print basic
Copyright Date
2015

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
863/.64
Library of Congress
PQ8098.1.L54 A67513 2015b

The Physical Object

Pagination
461 pages (large print)
Number of pages
461

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL27200261M
Internet Archive
japaneselover0000alle_r3b1
ISBN 10
1410483770, 1594138974
ISBN 13
9781410483775, 9781594138973
LCCN
2015035705
OCLC/WorldCat
915490533

Work Description

La novela se desarrolla en la ciudad de San Francisco, en una residencia de ancianos, en el año 2010, aunque gran parte de la historia evoca años anteriores y países distintos. Aborda temas como el amor, el desarraigo, los prejuicios raciales, la familia y la eutanasia.


"From New York Times and internationally bestselling author Isabel Allende, an exquisitely crafted love story and multigenerational epic that sweeps from San Francisco in the present-day to Poland and the United States during the Second World War. In 1939, as Poland falls under the shadow of the Nazis, young Alma Belasco's parents send her away to live in safety with an aunt and uncle in their opulent mansion in San Francisco. There, as the rest of the world goes to war, she encounters Ichimei Fukuda, the quiet and gentle son of the family's Japanese gardener. Unnoticed by those around them, a tender love affair begins to blossom. Following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the two are cruelly pulled apart as Ichimei and his family--like thousands of other Japanese Americans--are declared enemies and forcibly relocated to internment camps run by the United States government. Throughout their lifetimes, Alma and Ichimei reunite again and again, but theirs is a love that they are forever forced to hide from the world. Decades later, Alma is nearing the end of her long and eventful life. Irina Bazili, a care worker struggling to come to terms with her own troubled past, meets the elderly woman and her grandson, Seth, at San Francisco's charmingly eccentric Lark House nursing home. As Irina and Seth forge a friendship, they become intrigued by a series of mysterious gifts and letters sent to Alma, eventually learning about Ichimei and this extraordinary secret passion that has endured for nearly seventy years. Sweeping through time and spanning generations and continents, The Japanese Lover explores questions of identity, abandonment, redemption, and the unknowable impact of fate on our lives. Written with the same attention to historical detail and keen understanding of her characters that Isabel Allende has been known for since her landmark first novel The House of the Spirits, The Japanese Lover is a profoundly moving tribute to the constancy of the human heart in a world of unceasing change"--

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