This is a fat book but it's deliciously easy to consume and chalk full of lush description of both the emotional and physical terrain the characters traverse.
And yet...did I love it? I really like what Kyle says in his post that the correlation made between nature and the human condition is a tenuous one. Though Winter brings modern elements into the text, Annabelstill hangs on this connection. So does much CanLit and it doesn't bother me overly but Wayne's gender is really cemented in the natural world by Winter, perhaps too much?
I am so tired today I can barely think. Maybe because it just took me a week to read Galore. And I loved it. But holy hell, what a slog.
So yeah, Annabel. Frankly, I'm as confused about the book as Wayne is about his gender. Hopefully we'll both find resolution. And take a long nap while we're at it.