The main protagonist Andrew’s outlook has been moulded by a childhood brought up alone by his mother, by his fear of abandonment and by the numerous losses in his life. Like all of us he fears loss, but Hung explores his characters life and the way long trusted way of protective and careful behaviour can let you down and fail when events take am unexpected and seriously challenging turn. Hung’s prose is careful, with a lightness of touch which allows us to understand his characters feelings and also gives us insight into their struggle to find self-acceptable and eventually let go.
In the end this book is about embracing change and putting loss into perspective and moving on. But when change is the only constant, what needs to be held close and what can be let go?
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