The first time I read this I got the chills! It's definitely one of the most interesting books I've read...it jumps between different characters that are seemingly unrelated, but original and worth the read!
“Shall we never, never get rid of this Past?" cried he, keeping up the earnest tone of his preceding conversation. "It lies upon the Present like a giant's dead body.” ― Nathaniel Hawthorne, The House of the Seven Gables