This book is so unlike anything I've ever read. At only 112 pages, I should have been able to get through it in a few hours, but it took me a a couple of days. I found myself reading and re-reading pages several times in order to appreciate the prose and to try and grasp the sub-text. I also went online a read more about Elizabeth Smart (not the one who was kidnapped), which helped to give context.
I loved the book. It was challenging and beautiful, sad and poetic. It's no wonder it's one of the 100 Novels that Make you Proud to be Canadian (http://www.cbc.ca/books/books100.html)!