The Japanese Lover: A Novel

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18Named the most anticipated novels of the season by New York Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Entertainment Weekly, Cosmopolitan, Harper’s Bazaar, Publishers Weekly, The Huffington Post, and even more. From New York Times and internationally bestselling author Isabel Allende, an exquisitely crafted love story and multigenerational epic that sweeps from San Francisco inside present-day to Poland plus the United States over the Second World War.

In 1939, as Poland falls in the shadow on the Nazis, young Alma Belasco’s parents send her away to have a home in safety with the aunt and uncle inside their opulent mansion in San Francisco. There, as being the rest on the world travels to war, she encounters Ichimei Fukuda, the quiet and gentle son on the family’s Japanese gardener. Unnoticed by those around them, a tender bond begins to blossom. Following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the 2 main are cruelly pulled apart as Ichimei and the family—like a huge number of other Japanese Americans—are declared enemies and forcibly relocated to internment camps run with the United States government. Throughout their lifetimes, Alma and Ichimei reunite over and over, but theirs is really a love they are forever compelled to hide on the world.

Decades later, Alma is nearing the conclusion of her long and eventful life. Irina Bazili, a care worker struggling arrive at terms together with her own troubled past, meets seniors woman and her grandson, Seth, at San Francisco’s charmingly eccentric Lark House care home. As Irina and Seth forge a friendship, they become intrigued with a series of mysterious gifts and letters provided for Alma, eventually researching Ichimei and also this extraordinary secret passion which has endured for merely seventy years.

Sweeping over time and spanning generations and continents, The Japanese Lover explores questions of identity, abandonment, redemption, as well as the unknowable impact of fate on our everyday life. Written concentrating on the same attention to historical detail and keen perception of her characters that Isabel Allende may be known for since her landmark first novel The House on the Spirits, The Japanese Lover is really a profoundly moving tribute towards the constancy on the human heart in a very world of unceasing change.

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