This is NOT your average lesbian story. It is much deeper and meatier than most stories out there. There is no 'typical' girl meets girl, a dance ensu..Show More »es and finally they get together. This is the view of one woman's life in a time and place where being gay was frankly awful, so don't expect the basic love story that seems to have flooded the lesbian market, but you won't be disappointed if you take a chance on the book.
A word of warning though. If you have issues with a history of abuse, especially CSA, then this story could be VERY triggering in places.
That aside, if you can deal with the subject matter, then this is a story that tugs at the heartstrings right until the end.
I wasn't sure how I would find the story dipping between three main periods in history. In fact it works out well, and doesn't become confusing to the listener.
This is a superb story, well written with a good understanding of the aftermath of childhood abuse. The narrator does a good job, especially as she has to deal with local dialects and word usage. As somebody who comes from a place where there is a deep pride with our own local dialect I am always fascinated by word use in other places. Don't mistake dialect in the story for poor grammar, it is not the same thing. In fact, it takes a skilled author to work dialect into a story so well.
If this isn't a triggering subject matter, then take the time to listen.
This story is certainly near the top of my favourite list, if not at the number one position.