So I gave it a shot. Weird and far too much time spent about sex. Osip was on pages and pages getting off about his mother's ankles, his brother's wife and later with that wife. We heard all about the shape, size and stiffness of his penis and then about Mie's hatred of her female body so she borrowed fish and bird bodies. Writing was lovely, yes, but not enough to get me through this one as a satisfying read.