This debut novel is the extremely harrowing, painfully funny and terribly sad story of the murder of a young girl, told through her own words and those of her grieving family. Both shocking and tough, it also manages to be gentle, sensitive and compassionate. This is a keenly observed portrait of a close knit family and how the love that holds them together endures and changes over time. It is also a deeply affecting look at the way in which terrible pain and loss can be redeemed, given time to heal. 
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