Read this. Im a mid fifties woman and I have been longing for a book of this caliber. Turning pages and not doing my necessary chores, this wonderful and sad story is written with such elegance and deep emotion, I am afraid I'll not find another one like it to engage me. If you've known grief , then this will give credence to all the crazy times and lost times one can go through while trying to to 'get on with it'... A clever deep author. A disturbing feel. A great read. Thank you.