In addition, I did a whole lot of things that would turn me into a Canadian.
After two years and more of being at it, I was fairly certain that I was well on my way to being a Canadian.
Then, my son gently broke the sad news that I’m nowhere near being a Canadian. According to him, I’ll never be a Canadian because I speak English like Russell Peters’ father – with a pronounced Indian accent. And he mimicked Peters' famous, "hodog" line.
Cryptic dialogue: Yes
Cryptic dialogue hinting at a dark past betrayal: Yes
Was it incest? Probably.
Female character as empowered victim: Yes.
Healing: Yes, but only at the end.
Characters who spend most of their time remembering things that happened to them before the book actually started: Yes.
Isn’t the concept of an “empowered victim” an oxymoron? Shhh.