I fail to understand ( yet) why it won a Booker. It is almost depressing and the despair and longing in each of the characters is so real that it makes you want to cry. Probably that is why it won the Booker. It also has a dose of Britain and more than a dash of New York to give it a world flavour. On one hand it explores girl's acceptance of and by her grandpa, an old Judge of an older school. On the other it is about acceptance or the lack of it in a foreign country. It is about belonging and about not feeling wanted. It is about love and love spurned.
I have noticed a large number of covers for this book.
Here they are and can you guess which of them is mine? And Why?