A story about how good intentions, moderation and impeccable self-control can, ironically, ruin your life. Despite following an almost identical theme, this novel is a lot more engrossing than “Lie Down in Darkness”, because you actually start with a family that at least looks normal at first here.
|Eloquent, flowing prose||Inherently predictable|
|Complex, interesting characters|
Gives insight into American culture and politics during the Vietnam War
Very thought-provoking on the complexity of human relationships