I truly enjoyed this book. Gaston is a lovely writer and often drops a piece of insight that makes one think. The novel is a story within a story within a story, each of them linked by sorrow and betrayal. Mind you, it's not all sad to read and some parts of this book are humorous enough to make one laugh out loud. I'm not too certain that I understood part of the end of the novel, but I wouldn't have missed reading it for the world. Life is messy and Gaston captures that. Nothing necessarily goes as planned.