Parasite Girls by Tory Gates

Reading Age: Young Adults 16+

Parasite Girls by Tory Gates.

Aidan Connor is a globetrotting American photojournalist.

Burned out from a disastrous assignment, he turns up on the Tokyo doorstep of his old college friend, Mima. He soon learns that Mima’s past (and his own) have become present. A talented artist, Mima is struggling to make it on her own. Two of her oldest friends, Sora and Eko are also battling a peculiar form of social injustice: they are branded “Parasite Singles” because both still live at home despite being in their early thirties.

Aidan knows everyone has a story: a brilliant painter, Sora suffers from mental illness. Eko, who appears to be the poster child for the term also has a dark past. As he remakes himself, Aidan is reminded of what kept him close to Mima all these years.

He also sees what keeps Mima, Sora, Eko and Mima’s old love so close as well…one thing never dies.

Review by LizBeth: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. Good read, great characters. Reviewed in the United States on January 25, 2021. Verified Purchase. A well-written novel with strong and interesting characters that I really enjoyed getting to know.

I appreciate the story treatment of a sensitive topic which I am all-too familiar with, as it is not downplayed, dismissively made light of, or made into a character flaw.

I feel this book can be enjoyed by teens and adults alike, and for any person who is interested in learning how difficult life can be to navigate if one suffers from depression or PTSD.

Review by Kristen l. Carn: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. Amazing! Reviewed in the United States on January 28, 2014. Verified Purchase. A fantastic book. Please read! You won’t be sorry. Mental Illness is never an easy topic to discuss. Mr. Gates handles it flawlessly.

Review by chrissirogo: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. Riveting, must read. Reviewed in the United States on January 2, 2022. In this book, you are taken on a journey through the eyes of many different characters. The way that it is written helps to place you in those very moments and make you see and feel the excitement, pain, lust…I commend Tory Gates for the beauty of the story of which forms such a palpable connection between friends and the importance of them. Parasite Girls is a book that takes one into deep, dark places…one that opens doors to new things and concepts and the ‘why?’ that we in everyday life can be so curious to know. Truly a great read.

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Product Details:
Paperback: ‎256 Pages
Publisher: ‎CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1st Edition (November 11, 2013)
Language: ‎English
Fiction (General)
Fiction (Young Adult)
Fiction (Contemporary)

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About The Author:  Tory Gates has produced books for the Young Adult and Contemporary Fiction world since 2013. He takes readers to exotic locales, everyday places and brings to life characters that are relatable and real, while addressing real-life issues.

Tory is the author of the Sweet Dreams Series, a trilogy of works that combine time travel, Japanese culture and the power of music. “Searching for Roy Buchanan,” “Call it Love” and “Shake Hands with the Devil” are all available on Brown Posey Press, the fiction imprint of Sunbury Press Books. He is also the author of two other Brown Posey releases, the award-winning “A Moment in the Sun” and “Live from the Café.” Tory’s first book, “Parasite Girls” was released on Amazon and Smashwords.

A broadcaster with more than thirty-five years’ experience, Tory is a journalist, a presenter, producer. He can be heard on the Radio Pennsylvania Network and The Brown Posey Press Show, an interview program for independent and self-published authors. Tory is also known as “DJ`Riff,” host of “The Music Club,” a blues program for the London-based Radio-Airwaves Station.

A native of Vermont, Tory lives in Harrisburg, PA with a cat named Kao, and can be found anyplace that serves good coffee!

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