It’s not what it’s about, but how it’s about?

As it seems quite difficult to explain succinctly what my book is about, I have been trying to get people interested with these quotes – mainly because how I chose a book is I read a few random passages and persist from the beginning if they intrigue or make me interested. Or they just sound good. Or beautiful.

The plot, things that happen are important. Anna’s grief and anger, Caitlin’s black odyssey, the patterns of lives lead by the imaginary ghosts. But what is more important perhaps is what all of these thing infer. Maybe it is not up to the writer to sign post these inferences, but to hope that the reader finds a way, one that uses the plot as a vehicle to a more interesting place. That, any way, is the hope for me. Other writers, how do you see it?