This was a really strange book. It starts off with you believing the girl is Christ-centered and goody-goody, sort of a victim of circumstances. It's written almost journal styled, or as if a friend were talking to you. So you get her account of what is going on, but the more you read, the more you see there is another side to the story. Strange but good!
A novel in the form of journal writings describes the unusual thoughts and actions of a young woman during the 101 days following her father's death. All the events are affected by her fundamentalist Christian beliefs as we see her struggle to make sense of them.
Unusual book. The book is written in first person, the voice being that of a young woman who, while in mourning for a father who either had a heart attack or drowned in the Gulf, marries an immature and abusive dental student. One of the girl's coping mechanisms is to dictate her "autobiograpy", and the book reads like a transcription - strictly train of consciousness, with the missing punctuation, odd transitions, and abrupt endings carrying on the idea.
I found it hard to read at first, and the Christian fundamentalist/self centered/ selfish lead character irritating. But as the book progressed, I became weirdly drawn in to her introspective near madness.