The Character of Rain
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Character of Rain by Amelie Nothomb
Book DescriptionThe Japanese believe that until the age of three children, whether Japanese or not, are gods, each one an okosama, or "lord child." On their third birthday they fall from grace and join the rest of the human race. In Amelie Nothomb's new novel "The Character of Rain," we learn that divinity is a difficult thing from which to recover."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780312302481
Paperback / softback
(213mm x 140mm x 13mm)
Imprint: St. Martin's Griffin
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Publish Date: 23-Apr-2003
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Amelie Nothomb
Petronille, Paperback / softback (June 2016)
The on-again/off-again friendship between Ptronille and the main character in the book, who happens to be a writer by the name of Amlie Nothomb, gives the story its verve and the novel its heart. A literary Thelma & Louise, with a little bit of French panache and a whole lot of champagne thrown in.
Cosmetica del Enemigo, Hardback (September 2015)
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Sulphuric Acid, Paperback (April 2008)» View all books by Amelie Nothomb
Tells the story of a reality TV death camp, which has become the nation's obsession - an amoral spectacle played out through the media. This book is a satire on the modern predilection for reality television and celebrity, in which the audience at home develops a taste for blood.
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Author Biography - Amelie Nothomb
Belgian by nationality, Amelie Nothomb was born in Kobe, Japan, and currently lives in Paris. She is the author of eight novels, translated into fourteen languages, including most recently "Fear and Trembling" which won the Grand Prix of the Academie Francaise and the Prix Internet du Livre."
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