Tokyo Hearts, Twisted Complex & The Language of Men: Coming Attractions

By Maryann Yin Comment

Here are some handpicked titles from our New Books section. Want to include your book? Just read our Facebook Your New or Upcoming Book post. Don’t forget to include your title’s exact release date and a link.

Tokyo Hearts: A Japanese Love Story by Renae Lucas-Hall: “A fascinating exploration of life in modern-day Japan, Tokyo Hearts is a poignant love story that will catapult you directly onto the fashionable streets of this nation’s capital and into the hearts of Takashi and Haruka. Takashi is a young and popular university student who has fallen in love with his stylish and sophisticated friend Haruka. She is sweet and kind and adores shopping for high-end Japanese and Western brands. Every week, they meet up in the heart of Tokyo, enjoying each other’s company, and for Takashi, life is perfect. But the path to true love is never easy. When Takashi discovers that Haruka is seeing her wealthy ex-boyfriend from Kyoto, his life begins to turn upside down. This coming of age story traces the lives of Takashi and Haruka and their friends as they deal with young love and the ups and downs of growing up in Tokyo – truly one of the most stylish, energetic and exhilarating cities in the world.” (June 2012)

Twisted Complex: A Love Story by Elias L. Blondeau: “A young man moves in with his older sister in hopes of getting over an accident which claimed the lives of his parents and younger sister. But over the course of one Summer, he finds himself embroiled in a series of vicious child murders, a heavy relationship with a shady girl, and a sexual fascination which may cost him his sanity.” (July 2012)

The Language of Men by Anthony D’Aries: “Growing up in a working class town on Long Island, Anthony D’Aries watched his father rebuild muscle cars, groove to rock ‘n’ roll, slice meat at the local deli, and bring roadkill back to life in his taxidermy workshop. Anthony, the impressionable younger son, loved his father. Emulated him. Acted out visceral scenes from Taxi Driver and Raging Bull with his dad and older brother. Soaked up his father’s lurid wartime tales – the hooch and the hos in ‘Nam. But soon after a stroke threatens his father’s speech, Anthony interviews his father, asking questions, but not finding many answers.” (July 2012)