I am not a Sci-Fi fan. Fortunately for me, this novella is not standard sci-fi in terms of plot or characters.
I enjoyed the book, with the exception of the ending, very much. I do not think the ending was up to the rest of the story. I was engaged from the beginning by the writing style and the interesting characters.
I do think that all sci-fi fans should get this novella and spend a couple of hours engrossed in the read. For me, I will read more by the author.