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Solo Dance

(2022)
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A powerful novel about the LGBTQ rights movement and gay love in Japan and Taiwan, from the most important queer voice of East Asia's millennial generation.



Cho Norie, twenty-seven and originally from Taiwan, is working an office job in Tokyo. While her colleagues worry about the economy, life-insurance policies, marriage, and children, she is forced to keep her unconventional life hidden—including her sexuality and the violent attack that prompted her move to Japan. There is also her unusual fascination with death: she knows from personal experience how devastating death can be, but for her it is also creative fuel. Solo Dance depicts the painful coming of age of a gay person in Taiwan and corporate Japan. This striking debut is an intimate and powerful account of a search for hope after trauma.



Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"It takes only a moment for the idea of death to spark in a heart pushed to its limits. All that remains is that spark and the deep breathing of our narrator who has had to live in the dark. The vicious pain that squirms beautifully at the heart of this novel holds an incredible power, perhaps becoming a salvation for the reader." - Sayaka Murata


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May 2022 : USA Paperback
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Title: Solo Dance
Author(s): Li Kotomi
ISBN: 1-64286-114-6 / 978-1-64286-114-3 (USA edition)
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June 2022 : UK Paperback
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Title: Solo Dance
Author(s): Li Kotomi, Arthur Reiji Morris
ISBN: 1-912987-35-X / 978-1-912987-35-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: World Editions
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Kindle Editions

May 2022 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Solo Dance
Author(s): Li Kotomi
Publisher: World Editions
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU