I just couldn't finish this book, despite it being obviously very well written. It just didn't engage me at all. It's very slow-moving and character-driven and I think these days books like this one just aren't my cup of tea. It's very literary in style and I like the way the author handles the characters' different voices and points of view but it seemed to be miserable people being miserable to each other. I might give it a try later on but for now I'm putting it down.