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Fear and Trembling: A Novel (original 1999; edition 2002)
by Amelie Nothomb, Adriana Hunter (Translator)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0312288573, Paperback)
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 and eager young Western heroine, goes to Japan to spend a year working at the Yumimoto Corporation. Returning to the land where she was born is the fulfillment of a dream for Amélie; working there turns into comic nightmare.
Alternately disturbing and hilarious, unbelievable and shatteringly convincing, Fear and Trembling will keep readers clutching tight to the pages of this taut little novel, caught up in the throes of fear, trembling, and, ultimately, delight.
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A novel set in contemporary Japan depicting Japanese corporate culture and the sexism and racism that exist in Japanese society.
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2 editions of this book were published by Voland Edizioni.
Editions: 8886586728, 8886586957
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