Could you live alone on an island?
This novel is set on a very southern island of Australia, Janus, where two oceans merge. The main character, Tom, becomes a lighthouse ward after the war. After a whirlwind romance with Isabel, the two move out to Janus to live, alone.
A ship visits twice a year to provide provisions and mail supply. They have telegram services, but that is their only means of communication. In today’s day and age, this idea is nearly inconceivable to me. I can’t tell you how many times a day I check email. It’s a lot. And I don’t have a smart phone.
I like our little plot of land, isolated from the crush of neighbors, but I also like being 15 minutes from a very fancy Kroger and 20 minutes from Target and our specialty pet store. I’d also love a high speed internet option that was not data driven. While the mystic of island living certainly hits a spot with me, I doubt I would last very long.
How about you? Need an isolation reboot?