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The Japanese lover

From internationally bestselling author Isabel Allende comes an exquisitely crafted love story and multigenerational epic that sweeps from present-day San Francisco to Poland and the United States during WWII. In 1939, as Poland falls under the shadow of the Nazis and the world goes to war, 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 she meets Ichimei Fukuda, the son of the family's Japanese gardener, and between them a tender love blossoms. Following Pearl Harbor, the two are cruelly pulled apart when Ichimei and his family - like thousands of Japanese Americans - are declared enemies by the US government and relocated to internment camps. Throughout their lifetimes, Alma and Ichimei reunite again and again, but theirs is a love they are forever forced to hide from the world. Decades later, Alma is nearing the end of her long and eventful life.

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Fiction-Adult   East Maitland library . . Available .  
32320003979121 F
Fiction-Adult   Rutherford library . . Available .  
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Classification Number F
Author Allende, Isabel
Title The Japanese lover [BK]
Note "Originally published as El Amante Japon©♭s in 2015 in Spain by Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial" -- Verso title page.
From internationally bestselling author Isabel Allende comes an exquisitely crafted love story and multigenerational epic that sweeps from present-day San Francisco to Poland and the United States during WWII. In 1939, as Poland falls under the shadow of the Nazis and the world goes to war, 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 she meets Ichimei Fukuda, the son of the family's Japanese gardener, and between them a tender love blossoms. Following Pearl Harbor, the two are cruelly pulled apart when Ichimei and his family - like thousands of Japanese Americans - are declared enemies by the US government and relocated to internment camps. Throughout their lifetimes, Alma and Ichimei reunite again and again, but theirs is a love they are forever forced to hide from the world. Decades later, Alma is nearing the end of her long and eventful life.
Subject Historical fiction
Interpersonal relations -- Fiction
Love stories
Older women -- Fiction
Love in old age -- Fiction
World War, 1939-1945 -- Fiction
Japanese Americans -- Fiction
Family secrets -- Fiction
San Francisco (Calif.) -- Fiction
Additional Author Caistor, Nick
Hopkinson, Amanda, 1948-
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