Every once in a while there is one of these books which touches you, deeply...
This was the case for me with this one. I am usually a fan of fast-paced or at least stringent storytelling, and this one started for me a little too slow, a little too... literary (meaning above the standard prose and language).
Boy, am I glad I sticked with it. The story evolves nicely, and with it the character, and a certain ... unexplained phlegma of the story and setting gets explained well and fits the overall idea.
What a gem, and a very convincing take on the CliFi idea without becoming moralistic or simple-solutions prone. Reminded me of American War, in a good way!