Top positive review
A thoughtful book about fractured families and changiing social mores
3 September 2018
This is a complex novel which explores family relationships across three generations and the effect of physical and emotional abuse on each generation. The story is told through different members of the family in different eras, but the main protagonist is a young woman who learns her family secrets and hence her past after her father sinks into a demented state. There are many layers in this book; the storyline is only one of them. How different family members cope with all the issues is pivotal to the story. There is no black white in the characters either. Each of them is a vehicle for exploring ideas about how multi-faceted life's challenges are. A book that will definitely have you thinking.