Set in the 19th century, it tells the story of a young Japanese poet who travels across the snowy mountains to study with a great haiku master. During his journey he stumbles upon the frozen body of a young woman and reawakens a long-forgotten tragic love story.
Snow by Maxence Fermine is beautiful, thoughtful and superbly crafted. A few years back I bought copies for all my friends at Christmas. I don't think the UK publisher exists any more so snap it up while you can.