Hours and hours after I finished this, incendiaries were dropping in my mind, showing up how beautifully this novel is constructed, and what an emotional pull there is to a book that I read far more slowly than its complement and predecessor Life After Life and thought I might be less engaged in. Nope. Kate Atkinson redeemed a nasty character and brought me to tears with only two sentence fragments.
[Oh, Viola. At last. (hide spoiler)]