This book is very sad and gives the reader a strange taste if you can have one from a book. The author is writing about her estranged mother who battles with mental illness and depression. The mother is so confused that she is lost within the world she made for herself. Creating a place within your mind would seem to be pleasant but the mother is lost. The author is trying to explain what is her reasons for leaving the mother but really she was never born to this lost woman at all.