I was hooked after the first sentence.
I read the whole story in one sitting, couldn’t stop. Her writing is so clever and so powerful, its not the first time I have felt this way about a st0ry of hers!
I had an interesting discussion with a friend about how I felt this story might be less powerful as a movie. In the story there is movement between the past and the present. With words the author carefully controls how many details of the past you know at any given time. But visuals are very powerful and include a lot of detail. Wouldn’t a movie of this story give away too much detail with the first flashback?
In short, don’t know about the movie issue but she has a wonderful way with words!