The Japanese Lover (Paperback)
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Paperback 336 Pages / Published: 02/06/2016
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From internationally bestselling author Isabel Allende comes an exquisitely crafted, multigenerational love story.
In 1939, as Poland falls under the shadow of the Nazis and the world goes to war, young Alma Belasco's parents send her overseas to live with an aunt and uncle in their opulent San Francisco mansion. There she meets Ichimei Fukuda, the son of the family's Japanese gardener, and between them a tender love blossoms, but following Pearl Harbor the two are cruelly pulled apart. 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 reconcile 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.

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
ISBN: 9781471156229
Number of pages: 336
Dimensions: 178 x 111 mm
Edition: Export


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`Lush storytelling, with a liberal dusting of South American magical realism and a multigenerational narrative sweep . . . The Japanese Lover has all the ingredients of classic Allende: love, secrecy, fate; stories within stories; the arc of history; and a certain robustness and ability for reinvention on the part of her characters' * Financial Times on The Japanese Lover *
`A magical and sweeping tale . . . remarkable . . . heartbreaking' * Publishers Weekly on The Japanese Lover *

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“Beautifully written, unusual love story....”

Isabel Allende has woven a multi layered, unusual love story proceeding from the Second World War to present day , San Francisco. It is the story of Alma and Ichimei son of the family's Japanese Gardener. Her... More

Hardback edition
18th October 2015
Helpful? Upvote 81

“"Beautifully Crafted Story!"”


#3WordReview ~ 'Beautifully Crafted Story!'

At its heart ‘The Japanese Lover’ is a story about love. Not just romantic, but all the types of love in the world; the love of a lover; a friend; family;... More

Hardback edition
2 similar books recommended
6th October 2015
Helpful? Upvote 44

“Beautifully Crafted Story!”



#3WordReview ~ 'Beautifully Crafted Story!'

At its heart ‘The Japanese Lover’ is a story about love. Not just romantic, but all the types of love in the world; the love of a lover; a friend; family;... More

Hardback edition
2 similar books recommended
6th October 2015
Helpful? Upvote 37

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