It took me about 50 pages to get drawn into this book, but once I felt the connection, I didn't want to put it down. I read an advance copy, and I hope the finished version contains a glossary. The colloquialisms were the biggest hurdle. While they added significantly to the voice and setting, I felt like I was missing a whole dimension of the story. Of course, by the time I'd finished the book, I was thoroughly engrossed, and none of that mattered.