Cleaning Nabokov's House is Barb Barrett's story of falling apart during her restrictive marriage and nasty divorce and pulling herself together again so she can get her children back. I found the book to be both full of tired clichés and bizarrely unrealistic and fantastical. Barb's "ex- person", as she calls him, is a caricature of a bad ex, her kids are cute and quirky in a very one-dimensional way, and she is just plain crazy. I found all the stuff about Nabokov's supposed unpublished manuscript (about a baseball romance) highly unbelievable and the story line about the cat house was just ridiculous. Some readers will undoubtedly find all this hysterically funny, but I just thought the whole book silly.
I listened to the audio version read by Bernadette Dunne. She does a fine job, I just don't think a good narrator can save a bad plot.