This is anything but a typical love story, though it is a love story. It's also about globalization and migration and all of the ways humans can be ugly. Striking observations about human nature are put forth with eloquent but simple language that would alone make this book worth reading, especially for lovers of literary fiction. Moreover, it is especially fitting for these times. Book clubs should take note, as I think it would spark interesting conversations about immigration and relationships. It's also a short little book--just four-plus hours as an audiobook--so it's a quick read, but one that will stick with you.