By Beate Sigriddalighter
gist of the story is this: A band of have-nots make a derelict tower on
a landfill and surrounded by trash, marginally habitable. No sooner do
they succeed, than the haves naturally covet the previously abadonded
property again. Add to that a natural disaster, and you end up with the
ceaseless drama of precarious survival.
Though the novel is not exactly a cliff hanger – reading it I found myself more floating above the edge of the cliff rather than hanging on to it breathlessly – this is one of the rare books that I treasured so much that I looked forward to getting back to it each time I had a chance. Life being what it is, I couldn’t read 24/7, but I found myself stealing snippets of time from my usual pursuits to read just one more section, just one more chapter…”