Started out fantastic. Poetic. Beautifully written. Amazing anaolgies. But the black lingo of "dis" and "dem" got really tiring. The low level of sophistication got very tiring too. Why did she hate her grandmother who sacrificed herself to raise her? Why did she endure even one episode of physical abuse from her husband and why did the author not sketch that out more? In the end, I was as disappointed with the novel as I was excited about it in the beginning.