Its been a long time since simply reading the opening paragraph of a book grasped my attention so completely, that the world faded away. A Change of Tongue, with its use of poetry, first-person expose and conversation, will transport you to a different world so completely that returning to your own living room will be startling. Ms. Krog's skillful & deft use of the English language doesn't merely draw pictures for the reader - it puts you there. With her opening poem "Rain", her visual and viseral language was so detailed and nuanced, that I was truly amazed that I wasn't soaking wet from her storm.
Don't miss this book, the writing, and the story will stay with you for ages to come.