This is my first book by Kaoru Mori, and it will not be my last. I'm mad at myself for not automatically putting the next three books on hold when I did this one. The story reads so easy that before you know it your at the end.
At first I was kinda put off by the bride being 20 and the groom 12, but as I read more about that time period and further in the story I felt at ease with it.
The author also mentions in the afterword that the normal age for a girl to be married was 15, so I felt bad for Amir.
Kaoru mentions a song called "Aka-Tombo"
here's the lyrics
Dragonflies as red as sunset
Back when I was young In twilight skies, there on her back I'd ride When the day was done Mountain fields in late November Long ago it seems Mulberry trees and treasures we would gather Was it only just a dream? Just fifteen she went away one day Married then so young Like a sister lost, I loved and missed her Letters never seemed to come Dragonflies as red as sunset Back when I was young Now in my eyes, when I see dragonflies You can listen to the song Here.