This novel is searing. It evokes its time (which was my time) so effectively that I felt fleeting moments I did not know I had remembered.
This story captures a familiar (to me) lived experience in lyrical, startling, original ways. It is hard to describe, but this much is certain: it is an incredibly important novel, by a powerful, talented writer right on her game. It is full of hope, even as it evokes old hells. It's a game changer.