hmm strictly ok..
A richly observed tapestry of people in 3 generations of a family. The prodigal son, the do-gooder mother, then flashback , and the same mother , as the daughter..
It engrosses you, but I don't like these books which begin abruptly and end abruptly, and I am just left wondering, did I miss some pages. Yes I like neater beginnings and endings and a point to the story that is more obviously, and not literature-prize-winningly abstract.
If you are into the prize winning literature, it will probably be rewarding. If you are more plebian.. give it a miss!