The world-building is incredible. There are elements of the Grass Sea, reincarnation, cultural aspects & ramifications, technology, cities landscapes, and more
I the magical realism, an explanation of Chinese calligraphy. A fascinating read into what makes up the calligraphy symbols, and how Daiyu interprets them
The story takes place during the defining decades of 1917 to 1965. These are not only decades which defined Korea, but also the world as we know it
The book shows us the same traveling experience through three sets of eyes, Mrs. Sengupta, Satya, and the American Rebecca Elliot.