The Housekeeper and the Professor Characters

Yoko Ogawa
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The Housekeeper

The never-named Housekeeper is the narrator and one of two main characters of the novel “The Housekeeper and the Professor”. At 28 years old, the Housekeeper is the single mother of Root. She is very kind, very patient, and very pretty. Having grown up as the daughter of a single mother, the Housekeeper never wanted to be in the same position as a mother. But the man with whom she fell in love did not take to his responsibilities as a father. The Housekeeper then went straight to work at 18 in housekeeping. Her life has only been work, and has been focused around providing for her son.

When she is assigned to the Professor, she believes it will just be another job. But the Professor quickly becomes a friend and father-figure to her, encouraging her to look at the world in new ways and to consider the idea...

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