Finished a wonderful book tonight. It’s a perfect kind of book for me, as a reader: mysterious, somewhat magical, slightly melancholy, and the prose sings — and the narrative voices (yup, there are two different narrative forms) flow so naturally, with very distinct “accents.” This would have been one of those perfect fit for me as a young reader of 11 or 12, pondering life’s many mysteries: fate, romance, friendship, family ties, etc. I am unsure which of my students might fall in love with this book but I hope to find some readers that will really appreciate the special quirkiness and slightly ethereal tone. This is probably my favorite book out of many by this author. So pleased to have picked it up and finished reading it.