This book showed that there is no need for complexities to bring out an intriguing, original story. The author used the changes of the fruits and physical appearance of the women to show the passing of the days and the season. The book suggests that there might be a change in the ending if Jacob had picked up his courage, probably the same one that brought him to the woman. The woman's background is brought to the readers, albeit the lack of her name. Her eccentricity and air of (in)difference made her a relatively interesting character in the book.
I have not read such a short story in a long, and while one might find this 'simplicity overloaded' if you're accustomed to long descriptions and plentiful detail, it is nonetheless, a beautiful read. Kudos to the author.