The book is very well written (which I always love) but the story is like a strung together, and somewhat misjointed, series of village myths. I had a hard time relating to any character or any story line.
I love to read a variety of books, and even though I had to wait almost a year to finally receive my copy thru paperbackswap.com, it was not worth the wait...at least for me! Part fairy tale, part reality, it kept going back and forth so at times, I wasn't sure where it was happening. Thankfully, someone else requested the book and now at least I'll regain a credit :)
Interesting, stream of consciousness mixed with folk lore and fantasy.
I guess this book is just not my cup of tea. I've only read about half of it and I don't think that I'll finish it. It is very well written but i just can't connect with it or any characters. It skips back and forth in time and is I guess in some ways a fantasy. I can't even figure out where it takes place. I hardly ever don't finish a book, even if I don't like it, but I'm not sure about this one.
I finished the book but I can't tell you really what happened. Family history strung together with town myths and it made it difficult to follow. I am not even sure what area of the world they were in.