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The Japanese lover : a novel, Isabel Allende ; translated by Nick Caistor and Amanda Hopkinson

Label
The Japanese lover : a novel
Title
The Japanese lover
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Isabel Allende ; translated by Nick Caistor and Amanda Hopkinson
Creator
Contributor
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
  • "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"--
  • "From internationally bestselling author Isabel Allende comes an exquisitely crafted love story and multigenerational epic that sweeps from present-day San Francisco to Poland and the United States during WWII. In 1939, as Poland falls under the shadow of the Nazis and the world goes to war, 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 she meets Ichimei Fukuda, the son of the family's Japanese gardener, and between them a tender love blossoms. Following Pearl Harbor, the two are cruelly pulled apart when Ichimei and his family - like thousands of Japanese Americans - are declared enemies by the US government and relocated to internment camps. Throughout their lifetimes, Alma and Ichimei reunite again and again, but theirs is a love 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 older woman and her grandson, Seth, at 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, and learn about Ichimei and this extraordinary secret passion that has endured for nearly seventy years."--
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  • Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
863/.64
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the Spanish
LC call number
PQ8098.1.L54
LC item number
A67513 2015
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The Japanese lover : a novel, Isabel Allende ; translated by Nick Caistor and Amanda Hopkinson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Originally published as El Amante Japonés in 2015 in Spain by Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn915943374
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Atria books hardcover edition.
Extent
321 pages
Isbn
9781501116971
Lccn
2015028338
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40025457165
System control number
(OCoLC)915943374
Label
The Japanese lover : a novel, Isabel Allende ; translated by Nick Caistor and Amanda Hopkinson
Publication
Note
"Originally published as El Amante Japonés in 2015 in Spain by Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn915943374
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Atria books hardcover edition.
Extent
321 pages
Isbn
9781501116971
Lccn
2015028338
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40025457165
System control number
(OCoLC)915943374

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