A book about a network of women building lives in those spaces left open to them by political conflicts and foolish men. And yet, the book is never explicitly about this. In fact, the book’s form embodies the narrative’s central problem: it has a story to tell about women’s lives but narrates it in relation to these men and this politics. So its subject emerges, in a sense, outside of it’s pages.
The result is a gentle, troubling book.