The 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."
Buy The Character of Rain book by Amelie Nothomb from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Format: Paperback / softback
(213mm x 140mm x 13mm)
St. Martin's Griffin
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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."