I am a sucker for an interesting title and a nice cover.
There is no question that this author can write. Both of the stories, from the young man and the young woman, were distinct voices, distinct story lines, and it was very well done.
But every single social ill was brought up in this book: adultery, drug use, poverty, excessive drinking, suicide — egads! Afterward, I just wanted to take a long bath. The author is very talented but it’s too bad she did not think that there were better things out there to write about.