I have sat beside this book, my own books and I, in cafes and at retreat tables and at more cafes, when it was pen scratches in a notebook and a Word doc on a laptop. I read it as a red-covered ARC, I voted on the cover (this one!) and I even, in one wintry week snuggled on my comfy couch, had the privilege of scouring its proofs for typos and inconsistencies. Now it is a book between covers on a bookstore table, and I spied it today at Queen Books and took a picture and sent it to Sarah and said, "Look! Look!"
It is intense and thrilling and provocative and hard and good. I lived this book, the first time I read it; real life felt out of focus; nothing was of any importance until I could get back to the reality of these characters and their world.
"Timely and brilliant," says Kirkus Reviews. Read it.