A Single Rose

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Muriel Barbery., & Muriel Barbery|AUTHOR. (2021). A Single Rose . Europa Editions.

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Muriel Barbery and Muriel Barbery|AUTHOR. A Single Rose Europa Editions, 2021.

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    [synopsis] => "A magnificent romance redolent of ancient wisdom and rich with melancholy, loss, and love" from the bestselling author of The Elegance of the Hedgehog (Le Monde).

Rose has just turned forty when she gets a call from a lawyer asking her to come to Kyoto for the reading of her estranged father's will. And so for the first time in her life she finds herself in Japan, where Paul, her father's assistant, is waiting to greet her.

As Paul guides Rose along a mysterious itinerary designed by her deceased father, her bitterness and anger are soothed by the stones and the trees in the Zen gardens they move through. During their walks, Rose encounters acquaintances of her father-including a potter and poet, an old lady friend, his housekeeper and chauffeur-whose interactions help her to slowly begin to accept a part of herself that she has never before acknowledged.

As the reading of the will gets closer, Rose's father finally, posthumously, opens his heart to his daughter, offering her a poignant understanding of his love and a way to accept all she has lost.

"Interspersed with aphoristic Japanese tales from various periods, as melancholy is gradually transmuted into joy." -The New Yorker

"[A] luminous meditation on grief." -Booklist

"With elegant and careful prose, [Barbery] offers descriptions of Kyoto and Japanese culture that transcend the genre of a travelogue. This novel will appeal to readers who long for happy endings and escape." -Library Journal

"The novel balances lush, cultivated gardens and weighted symbolism with mischievous foxes, matcha, sliced eel, and sushi, all forming 'one happy chaos' and a fascinating maze of emotional release." -Foreword Reviews
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