Runner-up, Best gay novel, San Francisco Book Festival
Finalist, Best LGBTQ novel, New Indie Excellence Awards
"Karpa’s comic noir has the feel of an Elmore Leonard novel, with colorful grifters and creeps tangled in tawdry machinations in a vividly rendered [Tokyo] demimonde. ... Karpa renders amusing action and intricate procedures in spare, observant, and mordantly funny prose ... Readers will root for Conner and Marika to make it through ..."
—Kirkus Reviews, starred review