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Title
The character of rain
Author
Amlie Nothomb
format
Paperback / softback
Publisher
Faber & Faber
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20041104

The Japanese believe that until the age of three, children are gods, each one an okosama, or 'Lord Child'. On their third birthday they fall from grace and join the rest of mankind. Narrated by a child - from the age of two and a half up until her third birthday - this novel reveals how this fall from grace can be a very difficult thing indeed from which to recover.

'Nothomb potently distils from the state of infancy the intensity of beginnings, the precariousness, the trailed clouds of glory - that grow indistinct as childhood approaches.' New York Times

'Amlie Nothomb, like an urchin about to pick your pocket, has frighteningly clear eyes and a disarming voice with a wicked snap.' Luc Sante

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Belgian by nationality, Amlie Nothomb was born in Kobe, Japan, and currently lives in Paris. Described by Time Magazine as 'prolific and ingenious', she is the best-selling author of numerous novels, translated into over thirty languages, including Fear and Trembling which won the Grand Prix of the Acadmie Franaise and the Prix Internet du Livre, and The Book of Proper Names which has sold over 250,000 copies in France.

Type
BOOK
Keyword Index
Infants - Development - Fiction.
Country of Publication
England
Number of Pages
132

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