This is a book that I came across rather accidentally & I must say, rather like babies, it's been a wonderful accident! The author addresses the issues of incest, sexual abuse and the mental ramifications that can occur as a result of such abuse with dark humour and poetic narrative. This is as good as Sylvia Plath's 'The Bell Jar' and I feel as though I need to read it again in order to appreciate it as much as it deserves. This novel emphasises that although the narrator has suffered badly, happiness can be achieved through self-perseverence. A truly inspirational read and highly recommended.