I enjoyed this reading for many reasons. The history, the culture, the setting near the ocean, and the complex look at love, to name a few. Liselle and Stephen have what would appear, for many, to be the perfect life. He's an anthropologist, she's a well respected teacher and film maker. Their son does well in school and is a respectable young man. Yet, what looks good from one side doesn't always present the same from the other side. Stephen's job often requires him to be away. His personality leaves much to be desired, from Liselle's perspective...then came Charlie. Life changed when Liselle's eyes were opened to a more simple, yet more fulfilling way of living. She was finally able to FEEL, and the tables turned.
There is MUCH, MUCH more to this book, and it's a very captivating story. I did find that, at times, it was difficult to determine when, and why, tense and setting switches happened. Other than that, this book is remarkable and definitely one I'd recommend.