Can a poem save your life?
Words are powerful. Insults and rumors can derail a career; a bit of encouragement can give someone the strength to pursue their dreams. When a high school boy skipping class to sketch shoe designs and a taciturn woman drinking a morning beer meet in a Tokyo park, they say little, but the woman bids farewell with an ancient tanka poem. Will the boy figure out the poem’s meaning—and its corresponding response—before it’s too late?
I highly recommend this book
I read the book and movie and they are amazing!! I really recommend this book and if you want to go all out watch the movie it’s beautiful.
Heartfelt and layered
The artwork is clean and not too busy with details.
The story itself is based on a short film with the same title.
A very well made adaption of the film and adds to the story in ways that the film doesn't.
A leisurely paced tale that builds to a climax and warms the heart.