El amante japonés
Author : Isabel Allende
Publisher : Vintage Espanol
Release :2015
Total pages :352
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781101971635
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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: hay 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".

El amante japonés
Author : Fabienne Bradu
Publisher : Editorial Planeta Mexicana Sa De cv
Release :2002
Total pages :185
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : UOM:39015056254009
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El amante japonés
Author : Rani Manicka
Publisher : GRIJALBO
Release :2012-09-13
Total pages :416
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9788425349553
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Con la exuberante Malasia invadida por el ejército nipón como telón de fondo, la sensualidad de una mujer convertida en geisha en manos de un oficial japonés se transforma en una apasionante historia de amor prohibido en tiempos de guerra. Una mujer, un oficial enemigo y un amor que nadie podría sospechar. En Malasia, en los albores de la Segunda Guerra Mundial, tras un matrimonio concertado, Parvathi vive sin grandes alicientes en la opulenta mansión de su marido, un hombre mucho mayor que ella que prácticamente la desprecia. Solo gracias a la ayuda de una cocinera llena de sabiduría y a un criado que la ama en secreto, Parvathi logra seguir adelante. Pero la invasión japonesa del país cambia su vida ya que, tras el saqueo y la ocupación de su propio hogar, Parvathi se ve obligada a convertirse en la geisha y amante del oficial japonés al mando. Sin embargo, lo que empieza como el mayor de los sacrificios pronto se transforma en un amor prohibido que hará surgir en ella sensaciones que jamás había experimentado. Tal vez un amor que puede ir más allá de las fronteras de la guerra. La historia de amor prohibido entre una mujer convertida en geisha y un oficial japonés es el hilo argumental de la conmovedora novela con la que Rani Manicka confirma el merecidísimo éxito de su novela anterior, Madre del arroz. Reseñas: «Una novela fascinante y conmovedora en la que Rani Manicka, la autora del gran éxito Madre del arroz, recrea una épica historia de amor, pérdida y destinos universales.» Publishers Weekly «Una lectura maravillosa, realista y llena de color.» Choice «Una historia de amor alejada de cualquier convencionalismo y narrada con gran imaginación que nos traslada a un pasado exótico habitado por personajes asombrosos.» She

El amante japons / The Japanese Lover
Author : Rani Manicka
Publisher : Debolsillo
Release :2012-09-13
Total pages :410
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 8499897177
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The Japanese Lover
Author : Isabel Allende
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release :2015-11-03
Total pages :336
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781501117008
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From New York Times bestselling author Isabel Allende, “a magical and sweeping” (Publishers Weekly, starred review) love story and multigenerational epic that stretches from San Francisco in the present-day to Poland and the United States during World War II. 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. Sweeping through time and spanning generations and continents, The Japanese Lover is written with the same 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 moving tribute to the constancy of the human heart in a world of unceasing change.

Touching Earth
Author : Rani Manicka
Publisher : Hodder & Stoughton
Release :2011-10-13
Total pages :448
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781444737196
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THE BALINESE TWINS - Beautiful and exotic, they exchange an island paradise for the shabby squalor of London, and innocence for corruption. THE SICILIAN - Ricky Delgado strikes a devil's bargain with a blood goddess: 'Build my temple and bring me the souls of damaged people, and you will see what rewards I give.' THE COURTESAN - Elizabeth makes her living from men's desire. With a flick of the switch in her head, she feels nothing: no pain, no hate, no sorrow, no joy. THE ARTIST - Anis takes to painting as an outlet for his rage. His artist's eye knows his subjects before they know themselves, and he paints them all, a gallery of broken people. Can they escape the deadly web of decadence and sin?

The Japanese Lover
Author : Rani Manicka
Publisher : Hodder & Stoughton
Release :2010-09-02
Total pages :300
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781848946118
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A breathtaking and absorbing novel set in Malaysia propelled by the superb storytelling instinct of the author of THE RICE MOTHER. Parvathi leaves her native Ceylon for Malaya and an arranged marriage to a wealthy businessman. But her father has cheated, supplying a different girl's photograph, and Kasu Marimuthu, furious, threatens to send her home in disgrace. Gradually husband and wife reach an accommodation and the naïve young girl learns to assume the air of sophisticated mistress of a luxurious estate. She even adopts his love child and treats Rubini as her own daughter - a generous act which is rewarded by a long-wished-for son. But it is a life without passion and Parvathi dreams of loving - and being loved - with complete abandon. When the Japanese invade Malaya in WW2, they requisition the estate. Marimuthu dies and Parvathi is forced to accept the protection of the Japanese general who has robbed her of her home. For the first time she experiences sexual ecstasy. And gradually, her sworn enemy becomes the lover she has always yearned for . . .

In the Midst of Winter
Author : Isabel Allende
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release :2017-10-31
Total pages :352
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781501183263
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New York Times and worldwide bestselling “dazzling storyteller” (Associated Press) Isabel Allende returns with a sweeping novel about three very different people who are brought together in a mesmerizing story that journeys from present-day Brooklyn to Guatemala in the recent past to 1970s Chile and Brazil. In the Midst of Winter begins with a minor traffic accident—which becomes the catalyst for an unexpected and moving love story between two people who thought they were deep into the winter of their lives. Richard Bowmaster—a 60-year-old human rights scholar—hits the car of Evelyn Ortega—a young, undocumented immigrant from Guatemala—in the middle of a snowstorm in Brooklyn. What at first seems just a small inconvenience takes an unforeseen and far more serious turn when Evelyn turns up at the professor’s house seeking help. At a loss, the professor asks his tenant Lucia Maraz—a 62-year-old lecturer from Chile—for her advice. These three very different people are brought together in a mesmerizing story that moves from present-day Brooklyn to Guatemala in the recent past to 1970s Chile and Brazil, sparking the beginning of a long overdue love story between Richard and Lucia. Exploring the timely issues of human rights and the plight of immigrants and refugees, the book recalls Allende’s landmark novel The House of the Spirits in the way it embraces the cause of “humanity, and it does so with passion, humor, and wisdom that transcend politics” (Jonathan Yardley, The Washington Post). In the Midst of Winter will stay with you long after you turn the final page.

Island Beneath the Sea
Author : Isabel Allende
Publisher : HarperCollins
Release :2020-06-30
Total pages :592
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780063049642
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The New York Times bestselling author of The House of the Spirits and A Long Petal of the Sea tells the story of one unforgettable woman—a slave and concubine determined to take control of her own destiny—in this sweeping historical novel that moves from the sugar plantations of Saint-Domingue to the lavish parlors of New Orleans at the turn of the 19th century “Allende is a master storyteller at the peak of her powers.”—Los Angeles Times The daughter of an African mother she never knew and a white sailor, Zarité—known as Tété—was born a slave on the island of Saint-Domingue. Growing up amid brutality and fear, Tété found solace in the traditional rhythms of African drums and the mysteries of voodoo. Her life changes when twenty-year-old Toulouse Valmorain arrives on the island in 1770 to run his father’s plantation, Saint Lazare. Overwhelmed by the challenges of his responsibilities and trapped in a painful marriage, Valmorain turns to his teenaged slave Tété, who becomes his most important confidant. The indelible bond they share will connect them across four tumultuous decades and ultimately define their lives.

Leonardo's Swans
Author : Karen Essex
Publisher : Anchor Books
Release :2007
Total pages :351
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780767923064
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Born into wealth amid the political and artistic foment of the Italian Renaissance, worldly and ambitious Isabella and naïve Beatrice Este, sisters and rivals, compete for the attentions of Ludovico Sforza, the Duke of Milan--even though he marries Beatrice--and must choose between family loyalty and survival amid the treachery of a dangerous era. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.