The Japanese Lover

A breathtaking and absorbing novel set in Malaysia propelled by the superb storytelling instinct of the author of THE RICE MOTHER.

Author: Rani Manicka

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1848946112

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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A breathtaking and absorbing novel set in Malaysia propelled by the superb storytelling instinct of the author of THE RICE MOTHER. Parvathi leaves her native Ceylon for Malaya and an arranged marriage to a wealthy businessman. But her father has cheated, supplying a different girl's photograph, and Kasu Marimuthu, furious, threatens to send her home in disgrace. Gradually husband and wife reach an accommodation and the naïve young girl learns to assume the air of sophisticated mistress of a luxurious estate. She even adopts his love child and treats Rubini as her own daughter - a generous act which is rewarded by a long-wished-for son. But it is a life without passion and Parvathi dreams of loving - and being loved - with complete abandon. When the Japanese invade Malaya in WW2, they requisition the estate. Marimuthu dies and Parvathi is forced to accept the protection of the Japanese general who has robbed her of her home. For the first time she experiences sexual ecstasy. And gradually, her sworn enemy becomes the lover she has always yearned for . . .

The Japanese Lover

Sweeping through time and spanning generations and continents, The Japanese Lover is written with the same keen understanding of her characters that Isabel Allende has been known for since her landmark first novel The House of the Spirits.

Author: Isabel Allende

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501117009

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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From New York Times bestselling author Isabel Allende, “a magical and sweeping” (Publishers Weekly, starred review) love story and multigenerational epic that stretches from San Francisco in the present-day to Poland and the United States during World War II. 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 is written with the same 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 moving tribute to the constancy of the human heart in a world of unceasing change.

Instaread on The Japanese Lover

The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende is a novel that chronicles a forbidden but
passionate romance that grows between two people over time, and how this
relationship touches the lives of others over the course of several decades. Much
of ...

Author: Instaread

Publisher: Instaread Summaries

ISBN: 1944195572

Category: Fiction

Page: 30

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Instaread on The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende Preview: The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende is a novel that chronicles a forbidden but passionate romance that grows between two people over time, and how this relationship touches the lives of others over the course of several decades. Much of the book is set in San Francisco during and after World War II, when tensions were high between the United States and Japan and between Nazi Germany and European Jews; both conflicts impact the formation of the relationship at the heart of the novel. Irina Bazili is a young girl with no family and a dark past who comes to work at Lark House, a senior residence and home for convalescents. One of her patients is the vivacious screen printer Alma Belasco. Alma takes Irina under her wing as her assistant, and over time Irina comes to learn more about Alma and the reasoning behind some of her mysterious habits, such as disappearing for days at a time unannounced or receiving yellow envelopes and gardenias from anonymous senders… PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread Summary & Analysis of The Japanese Lover: • Summary of book • Introduction to the Important People in the book • Analysis of the Themes and Author’s Style


Of Love and Shadows

This is precisely what fiction should do’ Washington Post ‘We are by turns enchanted and entertained . . . Allende has married the world of magic and political evil most credibly’ LA Times Book Review

Author: Isabel Allende

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471173461

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 177

**The moving novel from the multi-million-bestselling author of The House of the Spirits and The Japanese Lover** Irene Beltrán is a force to be reckoned with. As a magazine journalist – an unusual profession for a woman with her privileged upbringing – she is constantly challenging the oppressive regime. Her investigative partner is photographer Francisco Leal, the son of impoverished Spanish Marxist émigrés. They are an inseparable team, and – despite Irene’s engagement to an army captain – form a passionate connection. When an assignment leads them to uncover an unspeakable crime, they are determined to reveal the truth in a national overrun by terror and violence. Together they will risk everything for justice – and ultimately to embrace the passion that binds them. Praise for Isabel Allende's Of Love and Shadows: ‘[Allende] can just as deftly depict loving tenderness as convey the high fire of eroticism. And when you’ve successfully mingled sex and politics with a noble cause, how can you go wrong? New York Times Book Review ‘Allende is a born storyteller’ Chicago Tribune ‘The people in Of Love and Shadows are real, their triumphs and defeats are so faithful to the truth of human existence, that we see the world in miniature. This is precisely what fiction should do’ Washington Post ‘We are by turns enchanted and entertained . . . Allende has married the world of magic and political evil most credibly’ LA Times Book Review

Eva Luna

Allende's work glows’ New York Times ‘Sumptuous . . . a tale that spans forty years and moves from a surreal jungle to a modern-day urban capital where even the most apolitical are driven to risky anti-government activities’ Chicago ...

Author: Isabel Allende

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471173445

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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**The remarkable novel from the multi-million-bestselling author of The House of the Spirits and The Japanese Lover** Meet the unforgettable Eva Luna: a lover, a writer, a revolutionary and above all, a storyteller. Eva Luna is the daughter of a professor's assistant and a snake-bitten gardener – born poor, orphaned at an early age and working as a servant. Eva is a naturally gifted and imaginative storyteller who meets people from all walks of life. Though she has no wealth, she trades her stories like currency with people who are kind to her. As she shares her stories, she introduces an eccentric cast of characters: the Lebanese émigré who takes her in, her Catholic godmother who believes in saints, a street urchin who grows up to be the leader of the guerrilla struggle, a celebrated trans cabaret star and a young refugee whose flight from postwar Europe will change Eva's life forever. As Eva tells her story, Isabel Allende brings to life a complex South American country – the rich, the poor, the sophisticated – in a novel that celebrates the power of imagination and storytelling. Praise for Isabel Allende’s Eva Luna: ‘Vibrant, colourful characters; the ordinary fused with the grotesque; a Latin American setting, tropical this time; vivid, elegant narrative. The narrator, Eva Luna, is herself a story-teller in the Allende tradition’ Guardian ‘An evident affection for words, compassion for the oppressed and the inarticulate, the daring ambition to draw cross-sections of whole societies . . . Allende's work glows’ New York Times ‘Sumptuous . . . a tale that spans forty years and moves from a surreal jungle to a modern-day urban capital where even the most apolitical are driven to risky anti-government activities’ Chicago Tribune ‘Allende rearranges reality with a blend of memories, mysticism and imagination’ The Philadelphia Inquirer ‘A remarkable novel, one in which a cascade of stories tumbled out before the reader, stories vivid and passionate and human’ Washington Post ‘Magnificent . . . Allende is a prodigious fabulist, weaving extraordinary tales’ Publishers Weekly

The Flowers of Japan and the Art of Floral Arrangement

Whereas the Western amateur devotes his attention mainly to the blossoms , the
Japanese lover of flowers bestows his admiration on the whole character of the
plant or tree producing them . The rugged nature of the plum trunk , with its ...

Author: Josiah Conder

Publisher:

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Category: Floral decoration

Page: 136

View: 555

This striking work, prepared through the enthusiasm of Professor Conder, who was Professor of Art and Architecture to the Japanese Government, is particularly important as it includes six woodblocks by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, deemed to be perhaps the finest print designer of the period (1839-1892) - a Kuniyoshi pupil who stands almost alone in expressing ukiyo-e vigor during the years of social, political and artistic upheaval.


Annual Report

Whereas the eastern amateur devotes his attention mainly to the blossoms , the
Japanese lover of flowers bestows his admiration on the whole character of the
plant or tree producing them . The rugged nature of the Plum trunk , with its
straight ...

Author: Minnesota. Bureau of Statistics

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Category: Minnesota

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View: 608


Japan a Sailor s Visit to the Island Empire

... it is the one thing which the Japanese are at a loss to be without , and also the
one thing of their attire which is always ... Japanese lover , as soon as it is seen ,
hastens to plant some choice flower , which is equivalent to a proposal to the ...

Author: M. B. Cook

Publisher:

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Category: Japan

Page: 146

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Japonica

Your European florist — who masses together his roses , and gardenias , his
maiden - hair ferns and calla - lilies , surrounding them with a dish of green , and
an outer overcoat of lace paper - appears to the Japanese lover of flowers lower
 ...

Author: Sir Edwin Arnold

Publisher: New York : C. Scribner's Sons

ISBN:

Category: Japan

Page: 128

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Cute Japanese Reindeer with Sakura

Cute Japanese Sketchbook This is amazing detailed sketch or a fun doodle drawing. It is perfect for anyone to create your masterpiece. Unleash your creativity with this sketchbook featuring cute japanese design.

Author: Cute Japanese Publishing

Publisher:

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Category:

Page: 120

View: 297

Cute Japanese Sketchbook This is amazing detailed sketch or a fun doodle drawing. It is perfect for anyone to create your masterpiece. Unleash your creativity with this sketchbook featuring cute japanese design. Makes a cool gift idea for anyone seeking creative inspiration. Grab it now ! Perfectly sized at 8.5" x 11" 120 pages Softcover Bookbinding Flexible Paperback


The Stories of Eva Luna

Rendered in her sumptuously imagined, uniquely lyrical style, The Stories of Eva Luna is a cornerstone of Isabel Allende’s work, and in her character Eva Luna she creates a modern-day Scheherazade.

Author: Isabel Allende

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471165671

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 706

INTERNATIONALLY BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE JAPANESE LOVER A captivating collection of short fiction by one of the most beloved writers of our time Eva Luna is a young woman whose powers as a storyteller bring her friendship and love. Lying in bed with her lover, European refugee and journalist Rolf Carlé, Eva answers his request for a story 'you have never told anyone before' with these twenty-three samples of her vibrant artistry. Interweaving the real and the magical, she explores love, vengeance, compassion and female power, depicting worlds that are at once poignantly familiar and intriguingly new. Rendered in her sumptuously imagined, uniquely lyrical style, The Stories of Eva Luna is a cornerstone of Isabel Allende’s work, and in her character Eva Luna she creates a modern-day Scheherazade. 'Eva Luna's stories are delicate, their images akin to poetry . . . Perfectly crafted and thematically rich' Barbara Kingsolver 'Vital and compelling' The Times 'Arresting and altogether distinctive, powerful and haunting; a collection to be read aloud and repeated for generations' Los Angeles Times 'Enchanting, magnificent. Absolute magic on every level' Cosmopolitan

In the Midst of Winter

New York Times and worldwide bestselling author Isabel Allende returns with a sweeping novel that journeys from present-day Brooklyn to Guatemala in the recent past to 1970s Chile and Brazil that offers “a timely message about immigration ...

Author: Isabel Allende

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501178156

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 240

New York Times and worldwide bestselling author Isabel Allende returns with a sweeping novel that journeys from present-day Brooklyn to Guatemala in the recent past to 1970s Chile and Brazil that offers “a timely message about immigration and the meaning of home” (People). During the biggest Brooklyn snowstorm in living memory, Richard Bowmaster, a lonely university professor in his sixties, hits the car of Evelyn Ortega, a young undocumented immigrant from Guatemala, and what at first seems an inconvenience takes a more serious turn when Evelyn comes to his house, seeking help. At a loss, the professor asks his tenant, Lucia Maraz, a fellow academic from Chile, for her advice. As these three lives intertwine, each will discover truths about how they have been shaped by the tragedies they witnessed, and Richard and Lucia will find unexpected, long overdue love. Allende returns here to themes that have propelled some of her finest work: political injustice, the art of survival, and the essential nature of—and our need for—love.

Seas and Lands

This is a favourite place with jealous women who wish to turn the hearts of
indifferent lovers . The Japanese day is divided into twelve periods , named after
the rat , ox , tiger , and hare ; the dragon , horse , snake , and ram ; and the ape ,
cock ...

Author: Sir Edwin Arnold

Publisher:

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Category: Japan

Page: 601

View: 758

Describes a trip through Japan and going via North America.

Japanese Love Poems

155. Priest Sosei ( about 900 ) Does deep water surge ? No but shallow
mountain stream ripples and swiftly flows . So with man : true lover seldom
speaks but shallow lover emotes .ああたさ山菜淵川パやス 3 の素 at et San 瀬せ
わく~性法師こ ...

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Category: English poetry

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Scribner s Magazine

... for of the ill - starred Japanese lovers . Their though , of course , identical in
blood story is told in Mitford's “ Tales of Old and breeding , Japanese women
have Japan , ” nor can you peruse it , or hear been reared for centuries in a
separate ...

Author: Edward Livermore Burlingame

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Category: American periodicals

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The Japan Magazine

Japan . The youth in vain pursuit of a What we admire in the distance the fiery
angel may yet capture one of more Japanese love to fondle and worship at
mundane proportions , even without a close range . Fancy being invited out net .
to dine ...

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The Japan Review

Book Review Japanese Impressions : with a note on Confucius . during the
seventeenth and the eighteenth cenTranslated from the French of Paul - Louis ...
The author brings out very vividly some Japan is in a sense a lover of nature , an
artist ...

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Category: Japan

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