This was a very interesting book, told in flashbacks, about a woman who leaves her family to follow her lover to British colonies in Asia. The storyline was reminiscent of Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House, but told from the woman's perspective. Not only is the personal drama of the story well-told, but the setting of the British colonies is also fascinating.
Elle's prize for Best Book of the Year.
Beautiful story, gloriously written, i can't praise this author highly enough. Such a mesmorizing read. Get out the tissues, check your heart into the story of Victorine, a woman who although married with a family, falls in love with another man and leaves her family behind to be with him. As time goes by, she is very much in love, her life is a constant honeymoon, then reality of what she has done sets in. Now you need to make sure the kids have a movie to watch and your dishes are done cuz you will not want to put this book down from here on out. I loved it. I would read this again soon.