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Almost Japanese

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In Sarah Sheard's celebrated novel Almost Japanese, a young girl's obsession with a famous Japanese musician blossoms into personal transformation. In spare, lyrical prose, Sheard documents Emma's discovery of her new next door neighbour, a dazzling Japanese symphony conductor. Things Japanese soon begin to transform Emma's world. Several years later, she must journey to J

Hardcover, 125 pages
Published January 1st 1987 by Scribner Book Company
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Jan 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
I must thank a friend for lending me this book. I understand why she treasures it. Any woman who has fallen in love will respond to the author's poignant story of her obsession with a Japanese conductor. This thinly disguised tale of her love for Seichi Ozawa is sweet and rings so true.
She is very young, 14, and meets her new neighbor at that vulnerable age. Soon she is immersed in her fantasies about him. Not until she is much older does she realize that she had created a love out of her imagi
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Feb 20, 2015 rated it liked it
Hace mucho tiempo leí este libro que mi buena amiga Arelis compro en una Fil. Y no puedo evitar que cuando pienso en la prepa este libro aparece en mi mente. Así que cuando lo vi en la Fil (si también ahí lo compre) a 33 pesos lo compre de inmediato. Como ya hace mucho tiempo lo leí, no recordaba mucho, ahora que lo he leído, aun me sigo pareciendo un buen libro, pero ya no me impacta tanto como hace años, pero le tengo cariño por ser parte de mis recuerdos.
Apr 14, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
An odd little book about a teen who becomes obsessed with a Japanese conductor and everything Japanese. The obsession lasts after the conductor returns to Japan, and years later she travels there and meets him again to find that time changes everything. A quick read.
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Sarah Sheard is an award-winning novelist living and working in Toronto. Her novels have been reviewed in The New York Times, Newsday, The Globe and Mail and others. Her novels have been translated into Japanese, Dutch, German, French and Spanish.
Her previous novels: Almost Japanese, The Swing Era and The Hypnotist. Her new novel is Krank: Love in the New Dark Times.

“No me fío de mi propia imaginación: se interpone en mi camino, me lleva por la senda equivocada, me hace ser víctima de todo tipo de pensamientos negativos, me engaña haciéndome creer que si una vez eres un vaquero, siempre serás un vaquero.” 0 likes
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