The housekeeper and the professor

Yoko Ogawa ; translated by Stephen Snyder

He is a brilliant math professor, with a peculiar problem--since a traumatic head injury, he has lived with only 80 minutes of short-term memory. She is an astute young housekeeper with a 10-year-old son who is hired to care for the professor. Between them, a strange, beautiful relationship blossoms.


Kristi BurrPosted December 28, 2010

The Housekeeper and the Professor is a touching story about an unusual friendship. The professor was a college mathematics professor, but as the result of an accident, he has severe memory loss and he rarely leaves his house. The housekeeper is hir...

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