At the age of twenty, Amir is sent to a neighboring town to be wed. Her surprise at learning her new husband, Karluk, is eight years younger than she is is quickly replaced by a deep affection for the boy and his family. Though she hails from just beyond the mountains, Amir’s clan has very different customs, foods, and clothes from what Karluk is used to. As the two of them learn more about each other through their day-to-day lives, the bond of respect and love grows stronger.
by Kaoru Mori