Returning home from Victoria to my Amazon order of new fiction coincided with this dreadful cold that has kept me in bed for the last day and a half – which at the very least has allowed me to power through my first read of 2014 in a day! This novel had me in sustained-attention mode all day yesterday, as the tale rolls through three worlds (modern-day Cortes Island, urban Japan, and rural/spiritual Japan) all well-explored by the characters who inhabit them. A nice blend of zen philosophy, BC scenery, and tsunami-lore with a little quantum physics disguised as magical realism thrown in. 5/5 – highly recommend!
Aaaargh! Reading this novel on a deadline, since it has to go back to the library and it’s only a 1-week loan. So I have to rush, which is a shame because I want to savour it. What a wonderful book!