Aomame is a fitness instructer who is recruited by a client to carry out special assignments. A taxi driver's strange proposal to her changes her world.
Tengo is a math teacher and aspiring novelist. Re-writing a manuscript for a dyslexic teenager changes his world.
Linked by a powerful event that happened twenty years ago, these two seem doomed never to be together again no matter how much they want to be.
Really good, but really long.