Some more questions to think about…
The style of the book has been criticized as making Lilliet more distant and difficult to establish communion with. Did you find Lilliet as a character more off-putting or engaging?
Could you have guessed at any earlier point in the novel who betrayed Lilliet? Did you find the revelation to be anticlimactic?
What did you feel that Chee’s use of historical figures added to the book, if anything? Do you think they were well utilized? Do you think they added to the telling of the story?