The Resource The housekeeper and the professor, Yoko Ogawa ; translated by Stephen Snyder

The housekeeper and the professor, Yoko Ogawa ; translated by Stephen Snyder

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The housekeeper and the professor
Title
The housekeeper and the professor
Statement of responsibility
Yoko Ogawa ; translated by Stephen Snyder
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • jpn
  • eng
Summary
"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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committed to retain
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ogawa, Yōko
Dewey number
895.6/35
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Japanese
LC call number
PL858.G37
LC item number
H3513 2009
Literary form
fiction
NLM call number
Ogawa, Y.
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Snyder, Stephen
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mathematicians
  • Women household employees
  • Memory disorders
  • Short-term memory
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Japan
Label
The housekeeper and the professor, Yoko Ogawa ; translated by Stephen Snyder
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Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn301161497
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Picador ed.
Extent
180 pages
Isbn
9780312427801
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2006041568
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)301161497
Label
The housekeeper and the professor, Yoko Ogawa ; translated by Stephen Snyder
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn301161497
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Picador ed.
Extent
180 pages
Isbn
9780312427801
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2006041568
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)301161497

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