This was my second book by the author. The first, Commonwealth, was difficult to get through. Thumbs down. But I gave her another chance when I picked up this one.
It ran smoother, and until the last few paragraphs of the last chapter (of the main book...not the epilogue) it was wonderful. I knew the end would be tragic, and it was, BUT the epilogue was out of left field. Heck, it was from a different planet! I had to go online to see if I was the only one confused. I'm not. The sudden marriage between two characters who had affairs with others during the hostage part makes no sense. None. Not even if I take the whole novel symbolically.
I kept thinking maybe Roxanne was pregnant with Hosokawa's baby, so Gen married her out of Japanese respect. Pregnancy wasn't even alluded to.
Nope. I am done with this author.