I never connected with the characters in this book. The point of view kept shifting - each chapter was told, first person, by a different wife (or sometimes Baba Segi). Then there'd be a chapter written in third person, then back to first. It was a little confusing. The story was interesting, but felt a little unfinished at the end, as if the author just got tired of writing. I did enjoy the look at life in another culture.