Yuko Akita has two passions. Haiku. And snow. On coming of age, Yuko is expected to become either a monk or a warrior. He decides instead to become a poet. And to write poems about snow. But to become a master poet he must also master the arts of painting, and of music, and of calligraphy. And lastly, the art of love. Over 40,000 copies sold worldwide.
Snow is Maxence Fermine's first novel, and has been hailed as a masterpiece of the French minimalist movement. He has written tow other novels both of which have already appeared in France. Maxence Fermine is thirty-two years old and lives with his family in the French Alps. His debut novel, Snow was inspired by the mountains in which he lives.