Houdini, Freud and Henry Ford grace a story of a country on the brink of change.
The story centres on one family and stretches out from them and returns to their home as those who live there return from adventures and love affairs.
Lightly a lot is being packed on here describing a country at the start of a new century on the cusp of all sorts of changes.
Of course as the boy in the story is finding out the most interesting changes are the ones that happen to yourself.
Very enjoyable so far and looking forward to the rest.