Housekeeper and the Professor

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Housekeeper and the Professor

By Yoko Ogawa

Vintage Books USA, Paperback, 9780099521341

Publication Date: March 1, 2010

He is a brilliant math professor, with a peculiar problem--since a traumatic head injury, he has lived with only 80 minutes of short-term memory. She is an astute young housekeeper with a 10-year-old son who is hired to care for the professor. Between them, a strange, beautiful relationship blossoms.

About the Author
Yoko Ogawa's fiction has appeared in "The New Yorker," "A Public Space, "and "Zoetrope. "Since 1988 she has published more than twenty works of fiction and nonfiction, and has won every major Japanese literary award.