This book was not recommended to me by anyone, I happened upon it by reading the Pulitzers Prize list, which I frequent each year. And so I read it and it became my favourite book. I read it almost completely in the laundromat near my house in Montreal. And I balled hysterically. It is such a good book, it’s so sad. But not like in a sad way like it’s not a book about a dad getting cancer, and then a dog getting hit by a car, and like a baby dying or something like that. It’s like, just life. Just plain old life. The book is about a dad and a son, their relationship over the course of Independence Day weekend. And also his relationship with his ex wife and then his sort of current relationship that he’s having with another woman. That appeals to me, I’m a child of divorce so I love books about other children of divorce. Personally I’m directed to books that are about families or intense relationship dynamics between family members. I mean it’s not a book you read slowly over time, to me the book happens over the course of 3 or 4 days and so to me it’s a book that should be read in 3 or 4 days. And so if you’re not serious about this book, this is a commitment book, don’t come and play around with this book, don’t lead this book on. If you start it, finish it, for real.