A DICTIONARY OF MUTUAL UNDERSTANDING
"Memoirs of a Geisha meets The Piano Teacher, in the best way." (InStyle). Amaterasu Takahashi has spent her life grieving for her daughter and grandson who were victims of the atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki in 1945. Now a widow living in America, she believes that one man was responsible for her loss; a local doctor who caused an irreparable rift between mother and daughter. When a man claiming to be Ama's grandson arrives on her doorstep, she is forced to revisit the past; the hurt and humiliation of her early life, the intoxication of a first romance and the realisation that if she had loved her daughter in a different way, she might still be alive today.