In a land where the rules governing thought, magic, and even the flow of time are dependent on how far east or west you are, Taveth (who has the power to see present, past, and future all superimposed) is the housekeeper at Applekirk Manor in the Marches, just far east enough for small magic to work.
Paul Kincaid described it as "ingenious" and "a huge novel on a small scale", and compared its portrayal of everyday life continuing even in the presence of "something amazing" to W.H. Auden's Musée des Beaux Arts.
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