Good morning, everyone! Today I'm a stop on the TLC book tour for Michelle Bailat-Jones's Fog Island Mountain.
The people of Komachi are bracing for a storm, but for Alec Chester day dawns with worse news. As he receives his diagnosis, his wife is nowhere to be found. In fact, she'd driven to the hospital with the intention of being by her husband's side only to realize that the possibility of facing life without him is too much. With the storm looming, each of them will make decisions that will affect the other - some in quite possibly grave ways.
This is an interesting little read as it's narrated by a third character, Azami. Azami is a storyteller like her father and I quite enjoyed the bits of folktales she inserted into the story.
The actual style of the narration was something I found difficult to ease into. I felt disconnected from the story and the characters and had a hard time with the reading in general. I found myself frequently having to go back over portions before really grasping what was going on. I don't know if the blame lies with me - maybe I was distracted - but it hung up the flow of the story and I found myself putting it down a lot with less and less desire to return. (I appear to be the only one with this issue so we'll place the blame firmly on me as the reader!)
To see more stops on the tour be sure to check out the official TLC tour page here.
Fog Island Mountains is out now from Tantor Media and is also available in audiobook from Audible, who have been kind enough to share a little excerpt: