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The Resource The Japanese lover, Isabel Allende ; translated by Nick Caistor and Amanda Hopkinson

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

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The Japanese lover
Title
The Japanese lover
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Isabel Allende ; translated by Nick Caistor and Amanda Hopkinson
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  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
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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Irina is a young Moldavian immigrant with a troubled past. She works at an assisted living home where she meets Alma, a Holocaust survivor. Alma falls in love with Ichi, a young Japanese gardener, who survived Topaz, the Japanese internment camp. Despite man’s inhumanity to man, love, art and beauty can exist, as evidenced in their beautiful love story. -- Ellen Firer for LibraryReads
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
863/.64
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ8098.1.L54
LC item number
A67513 2015b
Literary form
fiction
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Series statement
Thorndike Press large print Basic series
Target audience
adult
Label
The Japanese lover, Isabel Allende ; translated by Nick Caistor and Amanda Hopkinson
Link
http://www.isabelallende.com/en/home/32
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Copyright
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
5762034
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
461 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781594138973
Lccn
2015035705
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn915490533
  • (OCoLC)915490533
Label
The Japanese lover, Isabel Allende ; translated by Nick Caistor and Amanda Hopkinson
Link
http://www.isabelallende.com/en/home/32
Publication
Copyright
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
5762034
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
461 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781594138973
Lccn
2015035705
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn915490533
  • (OCoLC)915490533

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