If you can put yourself in Nim Goldman's shoes, you will come across complex situations and drama that will be a test your very being and assumptions.
There is a deep plot, and many sub plots that will keep one spellbound. One amongst the most memorable scenes in the book is the encounter of Nim Goldman making love to a quadraplegic.
This makes one think, of the moral and ethical dilemma that Nim has to face. The question you should ask your self is what would you do in such a situation.? (Why should making love to a quadraplegic be wrong.? Or should it be considered odd.?)
This and other situations in the book make you to confront your own sense of morality.
It is a dramatic and a touching book, only fault is the building of the plot is a bit slow, but worth it.