The day after her graduation from law school, Julia Win is faced with the unexplained disappearance of her father, her closest friend. No trace, no answers until one day four years later, her mother finds an unmailed love letter in her father’s handwriting to a Burmese woman. Determined to end this rouse, Julia boards a plane to the tiny village of Kalaw. There she comes upon a U Ba, a master storyteller, who knows of her father and, uncomfortably, much about Julia. Join these two in their afternoon talks as a love story unravels that is tender, heartbreaking and unforgettable.
“An epic narrative that requires…a large box of tissues.” —Publishers Weekly
“Sweetly tragic.” —Library Journal
“No matter what I even attempt to say, I can’t possibly capture the absolute magic of this book. Like a spell, it haunts. Like love, it’s going to endure.” —Caroline Leavitt, New York Times bestselling author of Pictures of You