Can't believe I hadn't heard of this book already. It's a fantastic crime novel about a suburban mom / prostitute and madam whose ex-husband--sent away for murder--is about to be released. It alternates between chapters from her past (one a year for every year from 1989--when she's sixteen--to 2005) and chapters covering the present-day story. Really quite a perfect crime novel. A main character who is extremely smart and savvy and wants a tiny space of her own--one little thing that she controls--but the circumstances of her life make it really hard for her to get even that.