The Persimmon Tree
2007. First edition, first printing. A fine, unmarked copy in a fine d/w.
It's 1942 and seventeen-year-old Nicholas Duncan is in Indonesia in pursuit of the exotic Magpie Crow butterfly. Suddenly, Duncan finds himself in danger with an imminent Japanese invasion and the approaching monsoon season leaves Duncan with few options of escape. Amidst this fear and chaos he falls in love with Anna, who nicknames him Mister Butterfly.