Detailed and poignant, Atwood once again displays strengths and weaknesses of both sexes in this novel set in Post-Depression and War Era Canada. A family falling from the upper class, from grace, from Heaven almost, as the detailed characters float through the apathy that is life.
Or is it there life? Atwood provides mystery and romance, deception and the frailty of both life and the strength of bonds, familial and perceived.
I enjoyed the book, even though it took me a while to really get hooked into it. Eye-opening in regards to emotion and attachment, to the role women played in pre and post war environments. Definitely a good book to pick up if you are an Atwood fan. Not a comfortable or cheery book, but the story is deep and riveting.