Sixteen-year-old Rei Murata appears to have everything: good looks, brains, artistic skill and admiring friends. But Rei is a survivor—of loss, neglect and of self-isolation. Locked away from a world where she felt unwanted, Rei was one of the millions known as the hikikomori.
A chance meeting leads Rei to discover the online world of the Dwellers. Astonished to find her former classmate Sho among their number, Rei is determined to rescue him. Rei learns she must come to terms with her past before she can face her future. For her peers, the barriers of class and society must fall, so they too can move forward.
No one is ever lost, Rei believes. She hopes to lead Sho, and the rest to their moment in the sun.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
A Moment in the Sun is the second novel by Tory Gates. A veteran broadcaster, Tory is a presenter, reporter, journalist and producer for various radio and Internet outlets, including the London-based Radio-Airwaves Station. His first book, Parasite Girls is available through Amazon.com and Smashwords.
A native of Vermont, Tory lives in York, Pennsylvania with his five cats and the herd of deer that sleep on his lawn every evening.
This volume is 196 pages.
Format - softcover - perfect binding. 5.5 x 8.5
FICTION / Young Adult / Contemporary
FICTION / Young Adult / Dystopian