The Resource The Japanese lover : a novel, Isabel Allende

The Japanese lover : a novel, Isabel Allende

Label
The Japanese lover : a novel
Title
The Japanese lover
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Isabel Allende
Creator
Contributor
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
"An exquisitely crafted love story and multi-generational 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."--Publisher
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Summary
"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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Storyline
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Character
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Accompanying matter
technical information on music
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10446059
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Allende, Isabel
Dewey number
863/.64
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from Spanish
LC call number
PQ8098.1.L54
LC item number
A67513 2015ab
Literary form
fiction
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Joanna Gleason
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Caistor, Nick
  • Hopkinson, Amanda
  • Gleason, Joanna
  • OverDrive Media
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Older women
  • Love in old age
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Japanese Americans
  • Family secrets
Target audience
adult
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
The Japanese lover : a novel, Isabel Allende
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=285&titleID=2163412
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Publication
Note
Duration: 9 hours
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn919533171
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (9 hr.))
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442391253
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital.
Sound
sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
9F09830F-1EEA-450B-9972-AB2D7736AA05
System control number
(OCoLC)919533171
Label
The Japanese lover : a novel, Isabel Allende
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=285&titleID=2163412
Publication
Note
Duration: 9 hours
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn919533171
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (9 hr.))
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442391253
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital.
Sound
sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
9F09830F-1EEA-450B-9972-AB2D7736AA05
System control number
(OCoLC)919533171

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