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The Japanese Lover

(2015)
A novel by

 
From New York Times and internationally best-selling author Isabel Allende, an exquisitely crafted love story and multigenerational epic that sweeps from San Francisco in the present day to Poland and the United States during the Second World War.

In 1939, as Poland falls under the shadow of the Nazis, young Alma Belasco's parents send her away to live in safety with an aunt and uncle in their opulent mansion in San Francisco. There, as the rest of the world goes to war, she encounters Ichimei Fukuda, the quiet and gentle son of the family's Japanese gardener. Unnoticed by those around them, a tender love affair begins to blossom. Following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the two are cruelly pulled apart as Ichimei and his family - like thousands of other Japanese Americans - are declared enemies and forcibly relocated to internment camps run by the United States government. Throughout their lifetimes, Alma and Ichimei reunite again and again, but theirs is a love that they are forever forced to hide from the world.

Decades later, Alma is nearing the end of her long and eventful life. Irina Bazili, a care worker struggling to come to terms with her own troubled past, meets the elderly woman and her grandson, Seth, at San Francisco's charmingly eccentric Lark House nursing home. As Irina and Seth forge a friendship, they become intrigued by a series of mysterious gifts and letters sent to Alma, eventually learning about Ichimei and this extraordinary secret passion that has endured for nearly 70 years.

Sweeping through time and spanning generations and continents, The Japanese Lover explores questions of identity, abandonment, redemption, and the unknowable impact of fate on our lives. Written with the same attention to historical detail and keen understanding of her characters that Isabel Allende has been known for since her landmark first novel The House of the Spirits, The Japanese Lover is a profoundly moving tribute to the constancy of the human heart in a world of unceasing change.

Genre: Literary Fiction
 
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Hardback Editions

November 2015 : UK Hardback
Title: Japanese Lover Signed Edition
Author(s): Isabel Allende
ISBN: 1-4726-1980-3 / 978-1-4726-1980-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Firm Sale
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November 2015 : UK Hardback
Title: The Japanese Lover
Author(s): Isabel Allende
ISBN: 1-4711-5217-0 / 978-1-4711-5217-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Scribner UK
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November 2015 : USA Hardback
Title: The Japanese Lover (Thorndike Press Large Print Basic Series)
Author(s): Isabel Allende
ISBN: 1-4104-8377-0 / 978-1-4104-8377-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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November 2015 : USA Hardback
Title: The Japanese Lover: A Novel
Author(s): Isabel Allende
ISBN: 1-5011-1697-5 / 978-1-5011-1697-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atria Books
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Paperback Editions

July 2016 : USA Paperback
Title: The Japanese Lover (Thorndike Press Large Print Basic)
Author(s): Isabel Allende
ISBN: 1-59413-897-4 / 978-1-59413-897-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Large Print Press
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July 2016 : USA Paperback
Title: The Japanese Lover: A Novel
Author(s): Isabel Allende
ISBN: 1-5011-1699-1 / 978-1-5011-1699-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atria Books
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June 2016 : UK Paperback
Title: The Japanese Lover
Author(s): Isabel Allende
ISBN: 1-4711-5219-7 / 978-1-4711-5219-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Scribner UK
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June 2016 : UK Paperback
Title: The Japanese Lover
Author(s): Isabel Allende
ISBN: 1-4711-5622-2 / 978-1-4711-5622-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Scribner UK
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November 2015 : UK Paperback
Title: The Japanese Lover
Author(s): Isabel Allende
ISBN: 1-4711-5218-9 / 978-1-4711-5218-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Scribner UK
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

November 2015 : USA Audio CD
Title: The Japanese Lover
Author(s): Isabel Allende
ISBN: 1-4423-9123-5 / 978-1-4423-9123-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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July 2016 : USA Audio CD
Title: The Japanese Lover
Author(s): Isabel Allende
ISBN: 1-5082-2734-9 / 978-1-5082-2734-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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November 2015 : USA Audio edition
Title: The Japanese Lover
Author(s): Isabel Allende
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Availability: Amazon   

November 2015 : UK Audio edition
Title: The Japanese Lover
Author(s): Isabel Allende
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

November 2015 : UK Kindle edition
Title: The Japanese Lover
Author(s): Isabel Allende
Publisher: Scribner UK
Availability: Amazon UK   

November 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: The Japanese Lover: A Novel
Author(s): Isabel Allende
Publisher: Atria Books
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