I know it sounds like a contradiction, but this book got me hooked right away yet required patience.
It’s not a spoiler to say that the book starts with a true event, a man performed a tightrope act with a balancing pole between The Twin Towers in 1974. The description is beautifully written.
Then the author moves into fiction,introducing characters. Here you need some patience, the first story (introducing the first characters) for me was a bit long and I wasn’t sure where he was going with it. But the second one was riveting.
And then the different characters and their lives all tie in.
And there is hope, despite it all.
Quite an unusual book with beautiful language. Worth reading!