I finished hard editing Fugue. Whether it stands alone or not is an entirely different matter. Because of the subject matter, it was written in a way that either draws people in or turns them off. Readers have said they love it and were disappointed when it ended. A few fellow writers said it had a jumpy beginning.
I presume editors tend to think in more of terms of a critical writer rather than a reader. I'll be shelving it for a few weeks until after my thesis is finished.