Madrid: La Esfera de los Libros, (Novela), 2019. Second Edition. Hardcover. 416p., boards. New. Item #69705
"Sakura" is a novel that begins in 1990, when Japanese billionaire Ryoei Saito acquired The Portrait of Dr. Gachet, by Vincent Van Gogh, at an auction for the largest amount ever paid for a painting: $82.5 million. But the billionaire died shortly after his purchase and the painting disappeared forever -- until a Dutch gallery owner, French nurse, urban artist, Italian painter, and American contractor undertake a quest for the painting. Starting in Paris, they will navigate their way around dangers and decipher enigmas all the way to Japan.