- About the Author
In modern-day China, a man has travelled to Shanghai on impulse to meet his online lover Luna, but she refuses to see him and soon disappears without a trace. He tries to forget her by immersing himself in dating apps, and also learns to appreciate the nuances within everyday Chinese life while he adjusts himself to mainland China as a member of the greater overseas Chinese diaspora. As the seasons change he falls in love with a budding photographer named Sofia, but with traces of Luna constantly reappearing in his life, will he ever find a way out of his unquiet predicament?
Unquiet Heart Soliloquy is Dano Chow’s debut novel, a confessional account of one’s turning to dating apps for comfort in times of loneliness, in the hope that one casual outing after another will somehow be enough to fulfil a generational desire for intimacy.
Dano Chow is hopeful. He was born in 1990 in Batu Pahat, Malaysia and he has an MA in Philosophy and Contemporary Critical Theory from the Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy (CRMEP). Unquiet Heart Soliloquy is his debut novel.
Cover Type: Paperback
Page Count: 208
Year Published: 2023