Fog Island Mountains (Kirishima mountain range) are located beneath the volcanic area in Southern Japan. As a big typhoon is preparing to roll in the residents of Komachi prepare for the storm as well. Alec Chester is one of these residents. He has lived in this area for 40 years and has recently been diagnosed with a terminal cancer. With the storm on the verge of erupting, Alec’s wife Kanae disappears into the stormy weather struggling with the realities of her husbands diagnosis.
Narrated by Komachi’s oldest resident and told in Japanese kitsune folktale tradition; Fog Island Mountains is a story of grief, acceptance and healing.
Fog Island Mountain is an interesting read involving a couple (Alec and Kanae) as they deal with the approaching storm in their area as well as the approaching storm in their life. The story is told by an outside narrator, which was not totally new for me, but not usual so this took me awhile to get into the flow of this writing style.
Beautifully written, narrator Jennifer Ikeda was a smooth narrator to listen to. I enjoyed the feeling of Japan that surrounded the book giving me a bonus dose of the culture as well as an interesting read.
- Audible Audio Edition
- Listening Length: 6 hours and 2 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Audible Studios
- Audible.com Release Date: November 4, 2014
10 thoughts on “Fog Island Mountains by Michelle Bailat-Jones”
I JUST bought this audiobook the other day – we must have audiobook ESP 😉
LOL I hope you enjoy it! I would love to read your review!
Sounds interesting. Thanks for sharing.
It was a nice palate cleansing read form what I have been listening to as of late 🙂
This sounds kind of sad but also atmospheric.
Good choice of words Kathy!
This sounds sad but lovely, Sheila. I’m glad you enjoyed this audiobook.
It was a nice change.
Glad you enjoyed it.
This was on my radar — I guess I should make an effort to listen.