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The novel is about an incestuous family chronicle, where a 14-year-old boy falls in love with his 12-year-old sister, Ada. Considering each other as cousins, they both get involved a sexual relationship. The story that follows is full of intermissions and recommencements, reflected as the memories of a 90-year-old Van.
What makes this book stand out?
The text is a rich composition of prose blending in fine with puns and jokes.
Read it for
The storyline has a twisted family tree, a tale of incest and overweening prose with combined humour.
Don't read it for
The story portrays an incest family line, which may not be acceptable to many readers. Plus, the text is too lengthy.