A Single Rose (Paperback)
This short novella was captivating throughout all 150 pages. Muriel Barbery tells a story of a woman who is half Japanese visiting Japan for the first time for her estranged fathers funeral. Through letters and instructions from her father’s assistant, Rose is sent on a journey retracing her father's life, and in the process, she finds herself falling in love with the place, and with a person.
From the best-selling author of The Elegance of the Hedgehog comes a story about a woman's journey to discover the father she never knew and a love she never thought possible.
Rose is called to Kyoto for the reading of her estranged father's will. Once there, she encounters acquaintances of her father--including a potter and poet, an old lady friend, his housekeeper and chauffeur, and Paul, her guide through Kyoto.
As the reading of the will gets closer, through her encounters and peregrinations in Kyoto, Rose reaches a poignant understanding of her father's love and an acceptance of loss.