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Science  05 Jun 2009:
Vol. 324, Issue 5932, pp. 1271
DOI: 10.1126/science.1175075

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The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa Translated from the Japanese (1) by Stephen Snyder. Picador, New York, 2009. 190 pp. Paper, $14, $C18. ISBN 9780312427801.


In Ogawa's quiet novel, numbers allow a mathematician who can't form memories to connect with his housekeeper and her son.