Author: Athol Dickson
Blurb (from Amazon)
Among the dirt-poor barrios and ultra-wealthy enclaves lining the hills of southern
This is a complex story that is well-written. However... it is not linear at all. The author jumps back in forth in time, from one character's point of view to a different one - all without any warning at all. This can be unsettling. As good as the story was, I never got used to it and it bothered me throughout the entire book.
There are a lot of different issues covered in this book. It would be a good one for a group discussion and I didn't find the plot boring in the least. The characters are realistic and I wanted to find out what happened to them. I can't say I agreed with all the theological stands taken in the book, but there were a lot of good points made.
I would suggest this book to anyone who enjoys a thoughtful book and doesn't mind it skipping around quite a bit.