My mother gave birth on Adak Island, a small hunk of rock and snow far out on the Aleutian chain, at the edge of the Bering Sea. . .
I didn’t know what I was going to do about this review. You see today my blog is supposed to be a part of the TLC Book tour for Legend of a Suicide. I read a lot of positive reviews for this book and a few that weren’t so positive. When I heard that Trish and Lisa were going to host a tour, I had to sign up. The problem though? This book dragged for me. I started reading it a few weeks ago but still hadn’t finished. I usually don’t talk about the books I haven’t finished reading but since I agreed to be apart of the tour, I will.
Legend of a Suicide is a collection of stories and a novella. Though the work is fiction, the author uses the stories as an exploration into his father’s suicide. What I loved about the stories I read was the Alaskan setting. I haven’t read any books that use the state as a setting so it was refreshing. While I struggled to read the book, I turned to the back which featured an interview with the author. In the interview, Vann stated how both his sister and mother felt they had signs from his father saying goodbye. According to Vann, “nothing happened for me”. Legend of a Suicide is a son’s way of trying to connect with his lost father.