The ultimate question of why is there a universe inspires wonder, creates schools of philosophy, drives science and art. Zack Hara, having survived a suicide attempt in an attempt to find an emotional life, works in Tokyo as a translator, where he struggles to control a chaos of emotions.
Zack's live-in lover Noriyo is distressed and his co-workers concerned, when a chemist, Aya Aoki, with a startling theory, hires him to translate her book from Japanese to English. Aoki combines her research into light and flower pigments, and the Japanese aesthetic of yugen
, the profound and mysterious beauty of the universe.
Zack labors to understand and translate her ideas, as he also struggles to overcome his internal pandemonium. This sequel to OH! A Mystery of "Mono No Aware"
will draw readers of the novel, as well as those coming to meet Zack for the first time.
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