| PLOT |
In this Oprah book club selection, a mother in prison for the murder of her husband leaves her son to hold together the pieces of a shattered family.
Family is the fount of evil and perversion, including brutality toward children, incest, and murder. God is either absent or evil.
Nihilism. With no God everyone did what was right in his own eyes.
Graphic sexuality, violence, and bad language.