“Schuyler writes with piercing intelligence and real insight into the complex worlds of literary translation and human relationships.” ― Ellen Sussman, author of the New York Times bestselling novel, French LessonsWhen renowned translator Hanne Schubert falls down a flight of stairs, she suffers from an unusual but real condition ― the loss of her native language. Speaking only Japanese, a languag...
Hardcover: 352 pages
Publisher: Pegasus Books (July 1, 2013)
Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 1.2 x 9.3 inches
Amazon Rank: 1316525
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... or how experiences can override nature and nurture to form our worldview, how the gifts parents leave their children are not the ones that they'd hoped or planned, and how - blessedly - we are never too old to be re-formed by new experiences and ...
ater in life, she leaves for Japan. There, to Hanne’s shock, the Japanese novelist whose work she recently translated confronts her publicly for sabotaging his work.Reeling, Hanne seeks out the inspiration for the author’s novel ― a tortured, chimerical actor, once a master in the art of Noh theater. Through their passionate, volatile relationship, Hanne is forced to reexamine how she has lived her life, including her estranged relationship with her daughter. In elegant and understated prose, Nina Schuyler offers a deeply moving and mesmerizing story about language, love, and the transcendence of family.