I have a problem. In the story I'm working on, the plot is never explained, because there is no one to explain it.
The backstory is extremely important, but the reader will only know the version of one character, who is an Unreliable Narrator
. Almost all the important plot points in this version are wrong. This is never explained- there are only some hints that the story is basically a lie. There are only two other characters who know what really happened. The first doesn't have a reason to tell the protagonists (and the reader) what really happened, and is killed before he is able anyway. The second is actually the Big Bad
, and similarly will never explain the truth.
Also, another problem is that the plot is based around ďspiritsĒ, at topic that most people in-universe know very little of. Those who know the most are the two characters mentioned above, and, again, will not talk about it. The only one who truly understands it is the Big Bad
. As I predict it, the reader will never be told the truth, and will only be given some vague hints. However, this means that some things in the story are not going to make sense, and not only in a Mind Screw
way. Iím afraid that many readers will just assume that some events create massive plot holes, and that the overall plot will never make sense to them.
I normally donít care about these things at all, but Iím wondering if this goes too far. But there is no way I can think of to explain the plot. At least, no way that I find preferable than just leaving the story incomprehensible. (I canít use the POV of someone who knows whatís happening, for example.)