Something beautiful is broken, but you hope to repair it in such a way that it can become even more beautiful than before it shattered.
This is what happens in the novel Kintsugi too. Through a series of stories, we learn of a possible reconciliation between settlers and indigenous people. Love conquers all, as they say – religion, skin colour, race. But can we love creatures that belong to a totally different species? Can beings with tails be anything other than animals?