Fear and Trembling
By (author) Amelie Nothomb
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Fear and Trembling by Amelie Nothomb
Book DescriptionAccording to ancient Japanese protocol, foreigners deigning to approach the emperor did so only with fear and trembling. Terror and self-abasement conveyed respect. Amelie, our well-intentioned and eager young Western heroine, goes to Japan to spend a year working at the Yumimoto Corporation. Returning to the land where she was born is the fulfillment of a dream for Amelie; working there turns into comic nightmare. Alternately disturbing and hilarious, unbelievable and shatteringly convincing, "Fear and Trembling" will keep readers clutching tight to the pages of this taut little novel, caught up in the throes of fear, trembling, and, ultimately, delight."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780312288570
(193mm x 128mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Saint Martin's Griffin,U.S.
Publisher: St Martin's Press
Publish Date: 9-Feb-2004
Country of Publication: United States
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Life of Hunger, Paperback (July 2007)
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Loving Sabotage, Paperback (November 2005)» View all books by Amelie Nothomb
A novel about a young girl already stripped of illusions. The daughter of diplomats posted to Peking in the mid-seventies, the unnamed narrator of this novel charges about her tightly enclosed world on her 'horse' (bicycle). But she also learns life's hardest rule: that if she wants to be loved, she must be cruel in return.
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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. "Fear and Trembling" won the Grand Prix of the Academie Francaise and the Prix Internet du Livre.
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