Outstanding storytelling. I really wish this wasn't being praised quite so highly as topical and "important," because then people can miss the point that this is a powerful and engaging story. A story about people, not issues. Yes, issues come up, but as they are embodied by the lived lives of real characters. Real people. This is a top-notch book. And the audio reading by Bahni Turpin is stellar, as well. Most highly recommended.