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The housekeeper and the professor

Author: Yōko Ogawa; Stephen Snyder
Publisher: New York : Picador, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : 1st Picador edView all editions and formats
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"He is a brilliant math 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. And every morning, as the Professor and the Housekeeper are introduced to each other anew, a strange and beautiful relationship blossoms between them. Though he cannot  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Yōko Ogawa; Stephen Snyder
ISBN: 9780312427801 0312427808 031242597X 9780312425975
OCLC Number: 301161497
Language Note: Translated from the Japanese.
Description: 180 p. ; 21 cm.
Other Titles: Hakase no aishita sūshiki.
Responsibility: Yoko Ogawa ; translated by Stephen Snyder
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"He is a brilliant math 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. And every morning, as the Professor and the Housekeeper are introduced to each other anew, a strange and beautiful relationship blossoms between them. Though he cannot hold memories for long (his brain is like a tape that begins to erase itself every eighty minutes), the Professor's mind is still alive with elegant equations from the past. And the numbers, in all of their articulate order, reveal a sheltering and poetic world to both the Housekeeper and her young son. The Professor is capable of discovering connections between the simplest of quantities -- like the Housekeeper's shoe size -- and the universe at large, drawing their lives ever closer and more profoundly together, even as his memory slips away." -- Publisher description.

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