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Tales from the Bottom of My Sole

Tales from the Bottom of My Sole

By David Kingston Yeh

#1 Best Canadian Gay Fiction on Goodreads

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 love comes to a head when a shocking revelation tests their commitment and future together.


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374 pages |

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David and Daniel face a shocking revelation that tests them and their lives together. I think the main point that the books makes is that all of us may be different in many ways, yet we are all the same in the long run. Experiences change us but rolling with these and facing what we have to face makes us stronger. I realize that this paragraph might seem ambiguous to many but when you think about it, you will understand that it takes “a village” for us to become who we are. Here that village is composed of Daniel’s friends. This is a sequel to Yeh’s A Boy at the Edge of the World (which I have yet to read) but it stands alone. All in all, it is a rewarding read and highly recommended.

Amos Lassen

Sharp, witty and heartfelt.

I remain in awe of David Kingston Yeh‘s writing. The world-building, the storytelling and depth of each and every character he writes is vivid and rich as we are taken on this journey of nights out and relaxed afternoons. In Tales From the Bottom of My Sole, we are quietly handed jewels of the family histories and legacies behind characters we’d never know so intimately in any other novel. Beyond the characters, the author has their conversations place so many real-life stories of feminism, revolution, liberation, queer theory and queer history in here –moments that are quirky, silly, inspiring, empowering, and just-so-damn-interesting are contained within the narrative. Tales is a story that unwraps itself so many times over the more you think about each scene.

Stargirlriots Book Reviews

Yeh’s theme of “love and ridiculous gratitude” for this “entire ephemeral life” stands as its own beautiful creation. A bighearted novel of yearning and human decency.

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