I found this book to be a little disconnected and overlong. It would have been improved, in my opinion, if the author had removed the sections talking about his experiences in bands and perhaps some of his own thoughts, and included more about the effects of his sex change on his wife's life.
One of those books that makes you wish you could quit what you're supposed to be doing in the middle of the day and sneak back to bed to read! The protagonist is a member of a fictional Special Operations Team in a Britain that is dedicated to righting literary wrongs. In this case, "Hades" (the bad guy, duh!) is stealing characters from great novels. (Yep, this is science fiction, though of the very most readable sort.) Her father is/was a member of the "ChronoGuard," which is assigned to time warps and similar issues. I highly recommend reading this on the Kindle, which allows you to access the dictionary and Wikipedia immediately; any time you see a word that seems more complex than it needs to be, it's usually an in-joke and worth looking up. Go, read!
This book is written, in alternate chapters, in the grown daughter's and the mother's voices. I really wanted to know what happened, and enjoyed the daughter's chapters, but the mother's were tiresome, so I quit reading.