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The Housekeeper and The Professor

2 Ratings: 3.5
A book by Yoko Ogawa.

Product Description   He is a brilliant math Professor with a peculiar problem--ever since a traumatic head injury, he has lived with only eighty minutes of short-term memory.  She is an astute young Housekeeper, with a ten-year-old … see full wiki

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Author: Yoko Ogawa
Genre: General Fiction
Publisher: Picador (February 3, 2009)
Date Published: (February 3, 2009)
2 reviews about The Housekeeper and The Professor
review by . July 21, 2010
The story is based on an intriguing premise - a man who can only remember the previous 80 minutes due to a brain injury. Every morning the professor meets his housekeeper again for the first time. The housekeeper develops a relationship with the professor, growing fond of him. But can he really develop a relationship with anyone if they are always new to him?      The professor shares his love for math with the housekeeper and her son. Although not a …
review by . December 14, 2008
The Housekeeper And The Professor by Yoko Ogawa
It's difficult to say whether 'The Housekeeper And The Professor' is a simple story or a very complex one. The novel is told in first-person by the Housekeeper; a nameless protagonist. The Professor is known only as The Professor. He calls the housekeeper's son "Root" because the top of his flat head reminds the Professor of the square-root mathematical sign.     The Professor only remembers things prior to 1975. After a head injury, his memory only lasts for eighty minutes. …
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