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Fog Island mountains : a novel

Author: Michelle Bailat-Jones; Jennifer Ikeda
Publisher: [Old Saybrook, Connecticut] : Tantor Media Inc., [2014] ℗2014
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : Fiction : English : UnabridgedView all editions and formats
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Fog Island Mountains is a haunting reinterpretation of the Japanese kitsune folktale tradition. Huddled beneath the volcanoes of the Kirishima mountain range in southern Japan, also called the Fog Island Mountains, the inhabitants of small town Komachi are waiting for the biggest of the summer's typhoons. South African expatriate Alec Chester has lived in Komachi for nearly forty years. Alec considers himself an  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Michelle Bailat-Jones; Jennifer Ikeda
ISBN: 9781494503185 1494503182 9781494553180 149455318X
OCLC Number: 886491314
Notes: Title from container.
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Performer(s): Reading by Jenniver Ikeda.
Description: 5 audio discs (approximately 6 hr.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Responsibility: Michelle Bailat-Jones.

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Fog Island Mountains is a haunting reinterpretation of the Japanese kitsune folktale tradition. Huddled beneath the volcanoes of the Kirishima mountain range in southern Japan, also called the Fog Island Mountains, the inhabitants of small town Komachi are waiting for the biggest of the summer's typhoons. South African expatriate Alec Chester has lived in Komachi for nearly forty years. Alec considers himself an ordinary man, with common troubles and mundane achievements until his doctor gives him a terminal cancer diagnosis and his wife, Kanae, disappears into the gathering storm. Kanae flees from the terrifying reality of Alec's diagnosis, even going so far as to tell a childhood friend that she is already a widow. Her willful avoidance of the truth leads her to commit a grave infidelity, and only when Alec is suspected of checking himself out of the hospital to commit a quiet suicide does Kanae come home to face what it will mean to lose her husband. Azami tells the story, one of Komachi's oldest and most peculiar inhabitants, the daughter of a famous storyteller with a mysterious story of her own.

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