The Housekeeper and the Professor (Vintage Classics Japanese Series)


by Ogawa, Yoko | Fiction & related items
Paperback | 192 pages

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This is one of those books written in such lucid, unpretentious

language that reading it is like looking into a deep pool of clear


Dive into Yoko Ogawa’s world and you find yourself tugged by forces

more felt than seen’ New York Times

Each morning, the Professor and the Housekeeper are introduced to one

another. The Professor may not remember what he had for breakfast, but his

mind is still alive with elegant mathematical equations from the past. He

devises clever maths riddles – based on her shoe size or her birthday – and

the numbers reveal a sheltering and poetic world to both the Housekeeper and

her ten-year-old son. With each new equation, the three lost souls forge an

affection more mysterious than imaginary numbers, and a bond that runs deeper

than memory.

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