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Tokyo Fiancee

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Tokyo Fiancee

By Amelie Nothomb; Alison Anderson (Translator)

Europa Editions, Paperback, 9781933372648, 152pp.

Publication Date: December 1, 2008

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Description
Amelie Nothomb brings humor, intelligence, and a refreshing honesty to this highly autobiographical work. Her storytelling appeals to those who feel that their own immediate and personal sense of love is seldom adequately represented in popular fiction.

Amelie is a young language teacher living in Tokyo. When she succumbs to the attentions of her one and only student-the shy, wealthy, and sincere Rinri-the two find themselves in an vibrant affair that is as unusual as it is tender. As their relationship unfolds revelations on foreigness, communication, age and fluctuating nature of love.

Tokyo Fiancee foregoes conventions to create a compelling image of love for the contemporary woman, an anti-Prince-Charming story that is an antidote to traditional romantic fables.
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