The Housekeeper and the Professor

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Ha scritto il 15/03/18
The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa
Told from the housekeeper’s perspective, this novel starts with the introduction of a brilliant math professor to his new housekeeper. Due to an accident, the professor’s memories reset every eighty minutes. When we meet him, he is covered in sticky...Continua
Claudia Pietrobelli
Ha scritto il 12/07/15

un libro su due argomenti, la matematica e il baseball, che assolutamente non mi interessano..eppure non ho potuto staccarmi dalle sue pagine. bellissimo e commovente.

Ha scritto il 27/05/15

una storia molto tenera raccontata con molta delicatezza. mi è piaciuto molto questo libro.

Ha scritto il 19/01/15
A delicate tale of affection, the novel resents of some evanescence in plot and definition of characters' traits, typical of some Japanese literature of last decades. That said, it's a very pleasant reading; the professor is an unforgettable characte...Continua
Ha scritto il 09/02/14
numbers and affection
The Professor is a man who has been suffering from memory loss after a car accident. His short memory last 84 minutes, not one second more; whereas, he has a very clear memory of his past before the accident, when he was a Math professor, deeply in l...Continua

Ha scritto il Feb 16, 2017, 04:55
We called him the Professor. And he called my son Root, because, he said, the flat top of his head reminded him of the square root sign. "There's a fine brain in there," the Professor said, mussing my son's hair. Root, who wore a cap to avoid being t...Continua
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