This is a unique story. Half the chapters are told in dream scenes. The imagery is described in great detail and has a fantasy feel. I was expecting this part of the story to be raw and sexual but it was more sweet and traditionally romantic. The other chapters are very realistic, no pun intended. The alternating chapters compare the beautiful things in life with the ordinary state of everyday life. I liked the running juxtaposition between types of relationships with men: lovers, friendship, and un-requited love. Through these relationships the characters go through falling in love, heartbreak, and death. The author keeps you guessing until the end. Sorry, no spoilers here.
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