A Home at the End of the World: A Novel

A Home at the End of the World - Michael Cunningham Like The Hours, this has some incredibly beautiful, amazingly poignant, and overwhelming sad bits. At first I wondered if I would get the various narrators' voices muddled (especially Bobby and Jonathan), but they quickly developed as separate entities in my reader's mind and I did not find myself wanting one perspective over another (even when Alice, Jonathan's mother, and Clare, joined the group) as often happens when a novel is told from more than one perspective. The insights on marriage, relationships, and how we create meaning in our lives are provocative and urge discussion, but more than anything I just want to know more about these characters; I don't want to leave them behind just because the story is over.