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Tales from the Bottom of My Sole
Guernica Editions, Fall 2020
390 pages
Trade Paperback
ISBN13: 9781771835411
ISBN10: 1771835419
$25.00 Canada, $21.95 US, £14.95 UK

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Welcome to the second installment in the adventures of Daniel Garneau, his eccentric family and friends. When a long-lost sister shows up as a trans man named Luke, a series of precipitous events throws the lives of boyfriends Daniel and David into turmoil. While David attends an extravagant family reunion in Sicily, Daniel's ex Marcus plans the world-premiere of his one-man show. The couple's vertiginous exploration of sex, intimacy and desire comes to a head when a shocking revelation tests their commitment and future together. Tales from the Bottom of My Sole (2020) is the stand-alone sequel to David Kingston Yeh's debut novel, A Boy at the Edge of the World (2018). It is a “confabulated fictional memoir” told by Daniel Garneau, a young gay man in search of himself. In the end, his story is the story of every man: a rollicking dramedy and a philosophical reflection on reconciliation, love and family.
Outside, the snow was coming down harder than ever. I was just starting to have visions of Luke and David frozen somewhere in an alleyway clutching six-guns, with bullet holes in each of their hearts.

Books by David Kingston Yeh

A Boy at the Edge of the World Tales from the Bottom of My Sole