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Yōko Ogawa
Birth date: March 30, 1962
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runner rated it 6 months ago
A wonderful collection of short stories some dark some a little weird but all cleverly written. There is a loose connection theme running along side the clear prose that is always prevalent in Japanese literature. Highly recommended.
capriceum rated it 2 years ago
On an isolated island, oppressed citizens are slowly stripped of their material reality. This was a very tightly crafted story. It didn't drag for a moment and every line moved the story forward. The oppressive atmosphere permeated every page, and made for some striking dismal imagery. It's neve...
Yzabel rated it 2 years ago
[I received a copy through NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.]I hadn’t read anything by Ogawa in 10 years or so, and I admit I don’t really remember anymore all the details, but I do remember I tended to like this author. Hence my seizing the opportunity to get and read this one.It is a st...
Kate Says: "Reading Is Fun!"
Kate Says: "Reading Is Fun!" rated it 6 years ago
The Professor, a brilliant mathematician (who is unnamed), only has eighty minutes of short term memory, due to a traumatic head injury. The Housekeeper assigned to the Professor (also unnamed), is young, astute, and has a ten year old son (nicknamed Root). Each morning, as the Professor and Ho...
Lagraziana's Kalliopeion
Lagraziana's Kalliopeion rated it 6 years ago
The story of The Housekeeper and the Professor is that of the two characters already mentioned in the title plus the housekeeper’s ten-year-old son and the poetry of mathematics. It begins in March 1992 when the narrator takes up her job as the professor’s housekeeper in a shabby back yard garden ...
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