Despite a gorgeous Indiespensable hardcover edition, the book is utterly forgettable. It's like a mix of Green Girl
and Stone Arabia
, without any of the truly redeeming features of either of those (also arguably frustrating) novels. The experience of reading this was akin to that of water rolling off a well-Rain-X'd windshield. It just slides right off you, without ever leaving anything other than a vague sensation of dampness in the recent past.
More about it, if you care to read it, at RB: http://wp.me/pGVzJ-s3