After reading a review of this newest Joan Silber novel I was intrigued and requested it, and read it. The novel jumps or leaps from person to person, from place to place--mostly Istanbul and New York city, and from past time to more present. But the tone of warmth, wit, a bit of irony, and care for the difficulties of her characters remains constant.
I read it with pleasure, eagerly awaiting the next twist, the next landing place, and the next revelation of plot or character. Also, a central character is a single mother, and I was one, so this offered a easy identity. This woman, Reyna, is never tragic or pathetic, but simply trying to make a life for herself and her kid, and looking for love and connection, which she finds and loses.
Read and enjoy.