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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

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...

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Fear and Trembling

Amélie Nothomb; Translated by Adriana Hunter

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

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