A unique and complex love story by an extraordinary new voice in literature. So fresh and moving! I'd recommend it to fans of Elena Ferrante and similar authors. Hope it'll be nominated for international Booker next year. 🙏❤
It is a book designed to be a crowd-pleaser. The narrative is flowing, the plot is adventurous and complex, and it is very atmospheric. But while we‘re given a lot of details about every place and character, the details are often descriptive, as for the psychological complexity of the characters, there is almost no nuance at all. It has good enough entertainment value, some interesting ideas and plot points, but it doesn‘t teach you anything new.