This takes some getting into! It moves slowly, and very little happens. At first I didn't enjoy it, but as it went on the slow pace became almost hypnotic and I began to be drawn in to the unhappy world of a family breaking up in a most undramatic way. Despite the sad tone, the novel has its humour, too, particularly in the naively comic questions of the little sister. A haunting book which despite the lack of incident, keeps coming back to me.