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The Japanese Lover by Rani Manicka (Paperback, 2010)

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The Japanese Lover by Rani Manicka

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. 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 passion. And gradually, her sworn enemy becomes the lover she has always yearned for...


Format: Paperback | 336 pages

Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 12.8 x 2 | 232g

Publication Date: 10 Sep 2010

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton

Publication City/Country: London, United Kingdom

Language: English

Edition Number: 2

ISBN10: 1444700324

ISBN13: 9781444700329


Condition: Good

A book that has been read but is in good condition. Some damage to the cover including scuff marks along the edges, and some creasing, including a large crease on the bottom-left corner of the back cover, but no holes or tears. The majority of pages are undamaged with very minimal creasing but no tearing. No pencil underlining of text, no highlighting of text, no writing in margins. No missing pages. Still a clean, solid, and readable copy.