El amante Japonés

El amante Japonés

Book - 2016 | Spanish | Primera edición Vintage Español
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"A los veintidós años, sospechando que tenían el tiempo contado, Ichimei y Alma se atragantaron de amor para consumirlo entero, pero mientras más intentaban agotarlo, más imprudente era el deseo, y quien diga que todo fuego se apaga solo tarde o temprano, se equivoca: hap pasiones que son incendios hasta que las ahoga el destino de un zarpazo y aun así quedan brasas calientes listas para arder apenas se les da oxígeno."--page [4] of cover.
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 seventy years.
Publisher: Nueva York : Vintage Español, una división de Penguin Random House LLC, 2016
Edition: Primera edición Vintage Español
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781101971642
Branch Call Number: SP ALLEN-I
Characteristics: 345 pages ; 25 cm


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Oct 01, 2017

Aunque he leído mucho a Isabel Allende, confieso que este lo empecé sin mucho enganche, pero como suele suceder con ella, ocupa una técnica tal que logró engancharme y sorprenderme gratamente con el desenlace. Una historia de amor construida sólidamente con el tiempo, que ni los años ni las vidas lograron derribar. ♥

vmanzanares Oct 10, 2015

Aunque no es tan bueno como sus otras obras maestras, he disfrutado leyendo el libro.
La historia de los japones-americanos durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial, me sorprendió mucho.


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