Synopses & Reviews
Yuko Akita had two passions.
An international bestseller,Snow is "a novel that reads like a poem. Limpid, delicate, and pure like its title."* In nineteenth-century Japan, a young haiku poet named Yuko journeys through snow-covered mountains on a quest for art and finds love instead. Maxence Fermine's prose is hypnotic, and his sensuous love story envelops you as if you¹re wrapped in one of his dreams with your eyes wide open.
Yuko has all the makings of greatness, but must learn to reach beyond the silent starkness of snow, his ultimate inspiration, to find the color pulsing through life. Color enhanced by love, without which he will remain invisible to the world. On his journey to enlightenment he learns how fragile the balance of life can be through the tragic story of his blind master, Soseki, and the love of his life, a French tightrope walker named Snow. Love and art finally converge in a most startling and exquisite way when a special young woman opens Yuko's heart to the purest of color and light.
"A literary sensation, praised by readers and critics alike"Notizia Oggi.
"A tale as light and ethereal as a haiku. A timeless love story." La Repubblica
"With Snow Maxence Fermine gives us a splendid minimalist tale."La Provincia
"Fermine catches the lightness of haiku with enviable mastery." Lateral
"Exquisite, subtle, and extremely beautiful." Culturas
About the Author
Maxence Fermine is the author of Snow, The Bee Keeper, and Opium. His novel, The Black Violin, is forthcoming from Atria Books. He lives in France.