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I really enjoyed this story. It was written very beautifully. There was a story told inside of a story, and it was very interesting. We follow our main character, Julie, as U Ba tells her the story of her father. Her father was a fascinating character. He was complex and I really enjoyed learning about his life. It was really interesting reading about Julie and the way she was reacting to what she learned about her father. It really makes you think about the fact that our parents had so much life before we were created.

Overall I really enjoyed this story and I’m very glad I read it. There is a second book, but I don’t know if I will read it. I think this book stands very well as a stand-alone.