I had a bit of a hard time getting into this book as the style is very different and lyrical.
But after getting used to it, I was able to immerse myself in the story which was different than most everything I've read..
Sad, depressing and optimistic all at the same time - and the back-drop of the Newfoundland which isn't really a backdrop but more the centre and surroundings at the same time.
Hard to describe this book - I could talk about the story line, but that's not what makes this book good - what makes it different is the style and the combination of its elements.
So, give it a chance despite perhaps being a bit scared for the first 20 pages.. It's well worth it!