Honey In The Flesh, 1959. On the back cover (if you turn it sideways) an existential orphan is revealed, with "Taffy-Colored Hair – Blue Eyes."
G.G. Fickling's fictional investigator reminded me immediately of a letter Rilke wrote in 1925 – ". . . it is our task to impress this provisional, transient earth upon ourselves so deeply, so agonizingly, and so passionately that its essence rises up again "invisibly" within us. We are the bees of the invisible. We ceaselessly gather the honey of the visible and store it in the great golden hive of the invisible."