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Every so often I come across a book that is full of surprises and wonderful characters, a book that I might easily have ignored but packs a real punch when given a chance to be read and relished. I decided to read it on the recommendation of a blogger and I'm so glad I did, because the title and the cover left me cold.
The story is a relatively simple one, but the characters and the plot are so engaging that I felt hugely satisfied at the end but very sad that there was no more to come. The author's background in psychiatry is plain to see in the character's motives and actions but she handles her characters with aplomb and the prose style is wonderful - economic, but with a good deal of flair.
Give it a go - you will fall in love with the world the author creates. The narration is excellent.
One of my favourite reads of 2016.
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Oh I loved this book so much! It's quirky and beautiful. The characters shift over the course of the story in such an enjoyable way, I was sorry to leave them at the end! They are a slice of life that feels just round the corner from where I live. Nice to see lesbian and gay characters in the mix there too. The language in the writing is so gorgeous that I don't think it will be a one time listen!
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