Enjoyed this very much. That being said, I'm not entirely convinced it needed to be as long as it was, and the digression off into the grandmother's working life in the black neighbourhood of Detroit didn't really add much to the tale as a whole - for me, anyway. It was as well-written as the rest, but I couldn't see what it contributed.... Still - a marvellous read, playful and complicated and human and beautifully written. Something to savour.