A woman comes back from the edge, and the echo of her attempt to cross it plays to every friend and member of her family. We meet people who are affirming their own existence at different stages of their own life; they are familiar to us on the onset only to be revealed in greater complexity. They are reminiscent of the family and acquaintances we know and perhaps even ourselves, yet there exists the quirkiness that makes individuals of us all.
In sculpting the characters of this novel, the author invokes our understanding of each with vivid accuracy while using rich metaphors and references. One can almost smell or taste the environment that encompasses the interaction of the players.
The narration, personalities and dispositions of the principals are performed with fine distinction and clarity. In the end we are left with a curiosity of what they will be doing next. Listening to this book is a warm and satisfying experience.