The Resource The Japanese lover : a novel, Isabel Allende ; [translated by Nick Caistor and Amanda Hopkinson]

The Japanese lover : a novel, Isabel Allende ; [translated by Nick Caistor and Amanda Hopkinson]

Label
The Japanese lover : a novel
Title
The Japanese lover
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Isabel Allende ; [translated by Nick Caistor and Amanda Hopkinson]
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Author
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Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
"From New York Times and internationally bestselling author Isabel Allende, an exquisitely crafted love story and multigenerational 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. Written with the same attention to historical detail and keen understanding of her characters that Isabel Allende has been known for since her landmark first novel The House of the Spirits, The Japanese Lover is a profoundly moving tribute to the constancy of the human heart in a world of unceasing change"--
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Allende, Isabel
Dewey number
863/.64
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
PQ8098.1.L54
LC item number
A67513 2015ab
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
PerformerNote
Read by Joanna Gleason
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Caistor, Nick
  • Hopkinson, Amanda
  • Gleason, Joanna
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • Older women
  • Love in old age
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Japanese Americans
  • Family secrets
  • Family secrets
  • Japanese Americans
  • Love in old age
  • Older women
  • San Francisco (Calif.)
  • California
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Label
The Japanese lover : a novel, Isabel Allende ; [translated by Nick Caistor and Amanda Hopkinson]
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Publication
Note
  • Compact discs
  • Originally published as El Amante Japonés in 2015 in Spain by Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
8 audio discs (approximately 9 hours)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781442391239
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not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital, CD audio
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • 982254
  • (OCoLC)915043766
  • 965796
  • (OCoLC)ocn915043766
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The Japanese lover : a novel, Isabel Allende ; [translated by Nick Caistor and Amanda Hopkinson]
Publication
Note
  • Compact discs
  • Originally published as El Amante Japonés in 2015 in Spain by Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
8 audio discs (approximately 9 hours)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781442391239
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital, CD audio
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • 982254
  • (OCoLC)915043766
  • 965796
  • (OCoLC)ocn915043766
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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