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The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa

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“A charmingly odd little novel about an aging professor with an 80 minute memory, his housekeeper, and her son. Beautiful and beguiling. If you haven’t discovered Ogawa’s writing yet, read this and you’ll be desperate for more! Superb.” Bob

ISBN 9780099521341

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“A charmingly odd little novel about an aging professor with an 80 minute memory, his housekeeper, and her son. Beautiful and beguiling. If you haven’t discovered Ogawa’s writing yet, read this and you’ll be desperate for more! Superb.” Bob

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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Weight 0.3 kg
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