|My copy at a jaunty angle on the coffee table where|
I am currently working
|The obsession continues as long as the leaves...|
However I might simply have been in the wrong mood for Housekeeping (not difficult!). The cover is bleak and the contents seemed also bleak to me. I don't really do bleak books if I can help it. Dark, yes, but not bleak. Bleak is without hope, I think Housekeeping lacked hope. Darkness is far from hopeless.