When nineteen-year-old Aki throws her first punch, the respectable ‘good girl’ discovers she’s a fighter. But who is she trying to beat?
Good girl, good student, good daughter: Aki has always done what her loving but demanding multiracial family expects. Far from her Vancouver home, she adjusts to life in London—studies, friends and a relationship with a wealthy but closeted Asian woman. Life is demanding, but Aki is coping until a violent incident triggers an unexpected response in the young Japanese-Latina woman. When she discovers that brutal bar-fighting relieves her stress, she begins a dangerous dual existence—obedient and accommodating by day and brawling by night.
This is a novel about the need to reconcile competing cultures, traditions and values that also explores issues of sexual identity and violence.
- Fiction, 260pp
- ISBN 978-1-990160-16-5 (paperback)
- ISBN 978-1-990160-17-2 (e-book)
- 5.5″ x 8.5″
- Published May 2023
- Paperback: CA $22.95 / US $18.95
- Ebook: CA $15.95 / US $13.95