Like Wind Against Rock by Nancy Kim
☆☆☆☆.PDF, 230 pages
Expected publication:April 27th 2021 by Lake Union Publishing
About the Book:
At the age of thirty-nine, Alice Chang suddenly finds herself living in the last place she expected: her mother’s house. But in the face of divorce, eviction, and the recent death of her father, she doesn’t have a choice. Watching as her mother thrives in a new job and meets younger men at the local gym, Alice struggles, reflecting on her parents’ marriage, her relationship with each of them, as she adjusts to being single again for the first time in twenty years. Then she finds her father’s old journal…and uncovers a shocking family secret that forces her to question everything she thought she knew about love, regret, family, and her own path forward. As Alice comes to terms with the man her father really was, she must finally decide who she wants to be and what it will take to get there.
When I read the blurb for this story I knew I had to read it. A beautiful, beautiful book that defies genre - and my words. There is love, there is history, there is a secret. This is truly an epic, meticulously and lovingly written, with such exquisite description and detail that I read the same lines over, many times.
There are thought-provoking observations, unforgettable characters, and heart-breaking decisions that set in motion catastrophic events. I really commiserated with Alice as she and I are similar in a lot of ways. Nancy Kim has a wonderfully poetic and descriptive way of writing that makes reading this book both gripping and insightful, I will not forget this book for a long time.
Thank you NetGalley, Nancy Kim and Lake Union Publishing for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an impartial review; all opinions are my own.
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