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The Resource The housekeeper and the professor, Yoko Ogawa ; translated by Stephen Snyder, (sound recording)

The housekeeper and the professor, Yoko Ogawa ; translated by Stephen Snyder, (sound recording)

Label
The housekeeper and the professor
Title
The housekeeper and the professor
Statement of responsibility
Yoko Ogawa ; translated by Stephen Snyder
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • jpn
  • eng
Summary
He is a brilliant maths professor, with a peculiar problem - ever since a traumatic head injury some seventeen years ago, he has lived with only eighty minutes of short term memory. She is a sensitive but astute young housekeeper with a ten-year-old son, who is entrusted to take care of him. Each morning, as the Professor and the Housekeeper are reintroduced to one another, a strange, beautiful relationship blossoms between them.The Professor may not remember what he had for breakfast, but his mind is still alive with elegant equations from the past. He devises clever maths riddles - based on her shoe size or her birthday - and the numbers, in all of their articulate order, reveal a sheltering and poetic world to both the Housekeeper and her little boy. With each new equation, the three lost souls forge an affection more mysterious than imaginary numbers, and a bond that runs deeper than memory. "The Housekeeper and the Professor" is an enchanting story about what it means to live in the present, and about the curious equations that can create a family where one before did not exist
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Summary
A relationship blossoms between a brilliant math professor suffering from short-term memory problems following a traumatic head injury and the young housekeeper, the mother of a ten-year-old son, hired to care for him
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10208932
Cataloging source
BT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ogawa, Yōko
Dewey number
813
Language note
Translated from the Japanese
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
940
PerformerNote
Read by Cassandra Campbell
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women household employees
  • Memory disorders
  • Mathematicians
Target audience
adult
Label
The housekeeper and the professor, Yoko Ogawa ; translated by Stephen Snyder, (sound recording)
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000051636720
Dimensions
12 cm.
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 sound disc (ca. 6 hr.)
Isbn
9781452662893
Other physical details
digital
System details
System requirements: CD/MP3 player or PC with MP3-capable software
Label
The housekeeper and the professor, Yoko Ogawa ; translated by Stephen Snyder, (sound recording)
Publication
Control code
000051636720
Dimensions
12 cm.
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 sound disc (ca. 6 hr.)
Isbn
9781452662893
Other physical details
digital
System details
System requirements: CD/MP3 player or PC with MP3-capable software

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