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Ogawa, Yoko: The Housekeeper and the Professor

'a poignant tale of beauty, heart and sorrow' Publishers Weekly

He is a brilliant maths professor with a peculiar problem - ever since a traumatic head injury seventeen years ago, he has lived with only eighty minutes of short-term memory.
She is a sensitive but astute young housekeeper who is entrusted to take care of him.

Each morning, as the Professor and the Housekeeper are reintroduced to one another, a strange, beautiful relationship blossoms between them. The Professor may not remember what he had for breakfast, but his mind is still alive with elegant equations from the past. He devises clever maths riddles - based on her shoe size or her birthday - and the numbers reveal a sheltering and poetic world to both the Housekeeper and her ten-year-old son. With each new equation, the three lost souls forge an affection more mysterious than imaginary numbers, and a bond that runs deeper than memory.


B-Format Paperback
Autor Ogawa, Yoko
Verlag Random House Uk Ltd
Einband Kartonierter Einband (Kt)
Erscheinungsjahr 2010
Seitenangabe 180 S.
Meldetext Libri-Titel folgt in ca. 2 Arbeitstagen
Ausgabekennzeichen Englisch
Abbildungen B-format paperback
Masse H19.8 cm x B13.0 cm x D1.5 cm 149 g
Verlagsartikelnummer 697250

He is a brilliant maths professor with a peculiar problem - ever since a traumatic head injury seventeen years ago, he has lived with only eighty minutes of short-term memory.
She is a sensitive but astute young housekeeper who is entrusted to take care of him.

Each morning, as the Professor and the Housekeeper are reintroduced to one another, a strange, beautiful relationship blossoms between them. The Professor may not remember what he had for breakfast, but his mind is still alive with elegant equations from the past. He devises clever maths riddles - based on her shoe size or her birthday - and the numbers reveal a sheltering and poetic world to both the Housekeeper and her ten-year-old son. With each new equation, the three lost souls forge an affection more mysterious than imaginary numbers, and a bond that runs deeper than memory.


B-Format Paperback
CHF 18.50
Verfügbarkeit: Am Lager
ISBN: 978-0-09-952134-1
Verfügbarkeit: Libri-Titel folgt in ca. 2 Arbeitstagen

Über den Autor Ogawa, Yoko

Yoko Ogawa has won every major Japanese literary award. Her fiction has appeared in the New Yorker, A Public Space and Zoetrope. Her works include The Diving Pool, The Housekeeper and the Professor, Hotel Iris and Revenge. Her most recent novel, The Memory Police, was shortlisted for the International Booker Prize.

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