A Single Rose (Paperback)

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A beautiful, zen-inspired movel. Rose, a 40-year-old Parisian botanist, is summoned to Kyoto for the reading of the will of her Japanese art dealer father, whom she never knew, yet he loved her from afar. His assistant is charged with taking Rose on a four day tour of Buddhist sites, gardens, and restaurants before the will is read, leading her to experience the contradictions and melancholy of Japan, and finally, reconcilliation and joy. Poetic, romantic, and a delight to read.

— Carolyn


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.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781609457945
ISBN-10: 1609457943
Publisher: Europa Editions
Publication Date: September 13th, 2022
Pages: 160
Language: English