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Cultivating a Fuji by Miriam Drori


Genre:  UpLit (also humour, literary fiction, social sciences)

Tour Dates: 15th - 22nd May 2019

Publication Date: 15th May 2019

Formats available: Mobi, Epub or PDF

Standalone Novel

Publisher - Crooked Cat Books

Estimated Page Count - 212 (on Word, double spaced)

Types of post available: Reviews and limited guest posts and extracts

Convinced that his imperfect, solitary existence is the best it will ever be, Martin suddenly finds himself being sent to represent his company in Japan. His colleagues think it’s a joke; his bosses are certain he will fail. What does Martin think? He simply does what he’s told. That’s how he’s survived up to now – by hiding his feelings.

Amazingly, in the land of strange rituals, sweet and juicy apples, and too much saké, Martin flourishes and achieves the impossible. But that’s only the beginning. Keeping up the momentum for change proves futile. So, too, is a return to what he had before. Is there a way forward or should he put an end to the search now?

Throughout his life, people have laughed at ‘weirdo’ Martin, and you, as you read, have plenty of opportunity to laugh, too. Go ahead, laugh away, as long as you realise there’s a serious side to all this. Gradually, as you’ll see when Martin looks back from near the end of his journey, life improves. There’s even a woman, Fiona, who brings her own baggage to the relationship, but brightens Martin’s days. And just when you think there can be no more surprises, another one pops up.


Temporary blurb, subject to change

About Miriam Drori

Miriam Drori has decided she’s in the fifth and best stage of her life, and she’s hoping it’ll last for ever. It’s the one in which she’s happiest and most settled and finally free to do what she wants. Miriam lives in a delightful house and garden in Jerusalem with her lovely husband and one of three children. She enjoys frequent trips around the world. She dances, hikes, reads and listens to music. And she’s realised that social anxiety is here to stay, so she might as well make friends with it. On top of that, she has moved away from computer programming and technical writing (although both of those provided interest in previous stages) and now spends her time editing and writing fiction. NEITHER HERE NOR THERE (currently unavailable), a romance with a difference set in Jerusalem, was published in 2014. THE WOMEN FRIENDS, co-written with Emma Rose Millar, is a series of novellas based on the famous painting by Gustav Klimt. SOCIAL ANXIETY REVEALED (non-fiction) provides a comprehensive description of social anxiety from many different viewpoints. CULTIVATING A FUJI takes the social anxiety theme into fiction, using humour to season a poignant story.

Social Media Links –  Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, Pinterest, Instagram, Wattpad, website/blog and social anxiety blog.

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