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The Housekeeper and the Professor

ISBN 13: 9781784875442


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He is a brilliant maths Professor with a peculiar problem – ever since a traumatic head injury, he has lived with only eighty minutes of short-term memory. She is an astute young Housekeeper, with a ten-year-old son, who is hired to care for him. Each morning, the Professor and the Housekeeper are introduced to one another. The Professor may not remember what he had for breakfast, but his mind is still alive with elegant mathematical equations from the past. He devises clever maths riddles – based on her shoe size or her birthday – and the numbers reveal a poetic world to both the Housekeeper and her 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. ‘This is one of those books written in such lucid, unpretentious language that reading it is like looking into a deep pool of clear water…Dive into Yoko Ogawa’s world and you find yourself tugged by forces more felt than seen’ New York Times VINTAGE JAPANESE CLASSICS – five masterpieces of Japanese fiction in gorgeous new gift editions.

ISBN 13: 9781784875442

Author: Yoko Ogawa

Author(s) Yoko Ogawa
Format Paperback
ISBN 13 9781784875442
Pages 192
ISBN 10 1784875449
Publisher Vintage Classics
Weight 172 g
Publication Date 03-10-2019
Dimensions 190 × 135 × 14 mm
Dewey 895.636
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