Amelie Nothomb

Amelie Nothomb's novels are international bestsellers. Belgian by birth, she lives in Paris. Her novel Fear and Trembling (Griffin) was made into a successful film in France.


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The Character of Rain

Amelie Nothomb
St. Martin's Griffin

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...


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Fear and Trembling

Amélie Nothomb; Translated by Adriana Hunter
St. Martin's Griffin

According to ancient Japanese protocol, foreigners deigning to approach the emperor did so only with fear and trembling. Terror and self-abasement conveyed...


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