George is asleep one night when he hears a cry outside. He thinks he imagined it, but when it comes again, he gets up and goes to the window. On the grounds below is a crane that has an arrow through its wing. George goes outside and takes the arrow out of the wing and the Crane flies away.
The next day a beautiful woman shows up at his print shop where he quickly becomes enamored with her. Together they discover that the art that they make individually becomes even more beautiful if put together. They begin to sell their art and become very wealthy. George becomes very interested in how she creates her art, but she won't let him come to her home and watch her as she makes it. This only serves to make George even more interested.
This is a story of true love and the mess we humans sometimes make of it. I'm not one usually that likes love stories, but I really wanted to read this remaking of the Japanese tale. And I'm glad I did.
Rating: 10 / 10
Publisher: The Penguin Press
Edition: 1st Edition