The Japanese lover : a novel
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Caistor, Nick, translator.
Hopkinson, Amanda, 1948- translator.
Published
New York : Atria Books, [2015].
Edition
First edition.
Physical Desc
321 pages ; 23 cm.
Status
8 copies, 2 people are on the wait list.
Incline Village Library - Adult Fiction  1 available
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Northwest Reno Library - Adult Fiction  2 available
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South Valleys Library - Adult Fiction  1 available
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Language
English
ISBN
9781501116971, 1501116975

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General Note
"Originally published as El Amante Japonés in 2015 in Spain by Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial" -- Verso title page.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description
"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"--,Provided by publisher.
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"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. "--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation (style guide)

Allende, I., Caistor, N., & Hopkinson, A. (2015). The Japanese lover: a novel (First edition.). Atria Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Allende, Isabel, Nick, Caistor and Amanda Hopkinson. 2015. The Japanese Lover: A Novel. New York: Atria Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Allende, Isabel, Nick, Caistor and Amanda Hopkinson. The Japanese Lover: A Novel New York: Atria Books, 2015.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Allende, Isabel, Nick Caistor, and Amanda Hopkinson. The Japanese Lover: A Novel First edition., Atria Books, 2015.

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