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One Hour of Fervour

One Hour of Fervour

Author(s): Muriel Barbery, Alison Anderson (Translator)

Location(s): Kyoto

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Contemporary

Haru, a successful Japanese art dealer, appreciates beauty, harmony, balance, and good sake.

A few months after an affair with Maud, a mysterious Frenchwoman, he learns that she is pregnant with his child. But she issues him a heartbreaking warning: if he ever tries to see her or the child, she will kill herself.

Quietly devastated, Haru respects Maud’s wishes. And Rose grows up on the other side of the world, without ever knowing her father. Is it too late to change things?

From international bestseller Muriel Barbery comes a stunning tale of friendship, family secrets, and the enduring love of a father forced to live in the shadows.

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