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by Rani Manicka
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Contemporary
  • Author:
    Rani Manicka
  • ISBN:
    1444700308
  • ISBN13:
    978-1444700305
  • Genre:
  • Publisher:
    Hodder & Stoughton Ltd (May 13, 2010)
  • Pages:
    336 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Contemporary
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  • Rating:
    4.6
  • Votes:
    844
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The Japanese Lover book. I had read Rani Manicka's previous work;'The Rice Mother' and I had cherished every moment spent reading each sentence in the novel.

The Japanese Lover book. The book had brought deep impact on me emotionally, particularly when reading about the horrific events that occurred during the Japanese Occupation. It is no wonder that 'The Rice Mother' won 2003 Commonwealth Writers' Prize. Since then, I was looking forward to read her next works.

There is much to enjoy in this book with its exotic setting and its absorbing story. the area in which this book shines is its wisdom about the nature of love and transformation. Courier Mail (Australia).

Only 1 left in stock (more on the way). There is much to enjoy in this book with its exotic setting and its absorbing story. Rich in vivid tropical settings. Good Reading (Australia). Best for hopeless romantics. the lush storytelling means you can feel Ceylon dirt under your bare feet.

Parvathi leaves her native Ceylon for Malaya and an arranged marriage to a wealthy businessman. But her father has cheated, supplying a different girl's photograph, and Kasu Marimuthu, furious, threatens to send her home in disgrace. Gradually husband and wife reach an agreement, and the naive young girl learns to assume the air of sophisticated mistress of a luxurious estate

By sheer willpower Lakshmi survives the nightmare of World War II and the Japanese occupation - but not unscathed

What if you were dying and nothing could change that? But worse, you are just fourteen with so much life ahead to live. Nothing in Lakshmi's childhood, running carefree and barefoot on the sun-baked earth amid the coconut and mango trees of Ceylon, could have prepared her for what life was to bring her. At fourteen, she finds herself traded in marriage to a stranger across the ocean in the fascinating land of Malaysia. By sheer willpower Lakshmi survives the nightmare of World War II and the Japanese occupation - but not unscathed. The family bears deep scars on its back and in turn inflicts those wounds on the next generation.

When the Japanese invade Malaya in WW2, they requisition the estate. Marimuthu dies and Parvathi is forced to accept the protection of the Japanese general who has robbed her of her home. For the first time she experiences sexual ecstasy. And gradually, her sworn enemy becomes the lover she has always yearned for.

A breathtaking and absorbing saga set in Malaya and propelled by the superb storytelling of the author of "The Rice Mother"Parvathi leaves her native Ceylon for Malaya and an arranged marriage to a wealthy businessman. But her father has cheated, supplying a different girl s photograph, and Kasu Marimuthu, furious, threatens to send her home in disgrace.

I did enjoy The Japanese Lover but I just didn’t fall in love with it. I didn’t find enough forward momentum with it: I. .After reading the first 2 books by Rani Manicka, I could not wait to pick this up and lose myself in her writings again. I didn’t find enough forward momentum with it: I enjoyed it for the most part while reading it but had no real compulsion to pick it up again when I wasn’t reading it. I never really felt like there was anything to cling on to in terms of wanting to know what happened – I felt as though the book couldn’t decided wether to be plot driven (which I don’t think it really was) or character driven (again, there were none whom I felt I knew well enough for this).

Title: The Japanese Lover Item Condition: used item in a good condition. Rani Manicka was born and educated in Malaysia

Title: The Japanese Lover Item Condition: used item in a good condition. All used books sold by Book Fountain All new books sold by Book Fountain. See all 2 pre-owned listings. Rani Manicka was born and educated in Malaysia.

Rani Manicka’s novel The Rice Mother tells a multi-generational story about a Sri Lankan family living in Malaysia. The Japanese Lover, Rani Manicka. Fourteen-year-old Ceylon-born Lakshimi is married to Ayah, a supposedly rich 37-year-old widower in Malaysia. The Japanese Lover follows Parvathi, who has an arranged marriage to a wealthy businessman. She later finds out that her father cheated by giving her husband a photo of someone else. Kasu Marimuthu is furious about this, and threatens to send her back home in disgrace.

A breathtaking and absorbing novel set in Malaya propelled by the superb storytelling instinct of the author of THE RICE MOTHER. Parvathi leaves her native Ceylon for Malaya and an arranged marriage to a wealthy businessman. But her father has cheated, supplying a different girl's photograph, and Kasu Marimuthu, furious, threatens to send her home in disgrace. Gradually husband and wife reach an accommodation, and the naive young girl learns to assume the air of sophisticated mistress of a luxurious estate. She even adopts his love child and treats Rubini as her own daughter - a generous act which is rewarded by a long-wished-for son. But it is a life without passion, and Parvathi dreams of loving - and being loved - with complete abandon. When the Japanese invade Malaya, in WW2, they requisition the estate. Marimuthu dies and Parvathi is forced to accept the protection of the Japanese general who has robbed her of her home. For the first time, she experiences sexual ecstasy. And gradually, her sworn enemy becomes the lover she has always yearned for . . .

Swiang
Continuing my post-travel lectures, I have come back from Japan to start this lovely novel. At the beginning I was quite distracted with the heavy English (I noticed this especially in English speaking writers from Asia. But once you get into the rythme it becomes quite catchy and you want to know what the heroine of multiple name and her ruled by Hindu Gods life. I mainly liked the character of the old Indian medicine woman Maya who is full of general religious wisdom. I gave the book 4/5 stars because it made it come back to it every day until I finished it.
Musical Aura Island
a mix of fact and fantasy about "old"Malaysia with healers, rich owning plantations and the workers and women with no rights..... then WW 2 comes and Japanese invade.. destruction, horror, and a peek into the soul of the soldiers... The main protagonist is a poor girl whose family tricks a rich man into marrying her... she learns about how the wealthy live and " submits " sexually to her husband.... she also learns about folk healing and ancient religion from the servants... then the Japanese invade and she is forced to be the "pillow wife" of a General who takes over her home. with him she learns of lust and survival. story continues until after the war.
Faulkree
Thoroughly enjoyed this book. In fact, I read the entire thing in about three days. Very different. Well thought out, intense drama. Would love to see more from this author.
Irostamore
While the story itself is alright (I enjoyed The Rice Mother much more), the narratives on beliefs and culture are great to read.
net rider
I was suppose to read The Japanese Lover for my book club. I didn't realize it was a different author. I think this one sounded better than the one my book club read. It was well written and absorbing.
Togor
Unfortunately, I found the characterisation overly manipulated. In my opinion, the main characters eventually evolved into simply tedious mouthpieces of the author's philosophical beliefs. As a fan of Rani Manicka (I've read 3 of her novels), I felt let-down for I was an admirer of her ability to write Literature as Art.
Gavikelv
I am a great fan of Rani Manicka books and the Rice Mother is one of my firm favorites and so it was with great excitement that I downloaded The Japanese Lover. In a way it's very similar to The Rice Mother and its theme of magical realism so from that perspective it was a bit upsetting, as I definitely expected much more. And also at times The Japanese Lover attempts to do too much - combining politics with the everyday life of a husband and wife, including stories of personal loss and not forgetting her philosophy which made the read a bit hotch potch. But if you're a Rani Manicka fan this must be given a try.
Great change of pace for mystery books, loved the plot and the writing