Really powerful. Stayed up too late to finish. I'm not sure if it's misogynistic or not; it's definitely not judgmental, or if there's judgment it's not making it through the cultural translations. Some of the materialist talk-around gets tiresome, but -- reality as constructed, delusions and denial, women trapped by pregnancy or the lack of. Though mostly it's about the narrator, trapped by guilt and desire. I wonder if he narrates the others in the series.