I was nailed, riveted in reading. I felt as I need to embrace the characters to protect them from all that suffering. Expecially Clo. Not only her, but expecially her, so sweet, so frail and yet so disperately wanting to live again. Laura and Susan. I saw what was coming. I hoped not, but I knew it.
But I liked the conclusion. I loved that Clo has been the key to their understanding. Actually even my understanding. I didn't understand Susan's reaction until Clo explained it to me.
Wow, I'm quite tired. It has been quite a powerful experience!