Kyoko (novel)

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Kyoko is a 1995 novel by Ryu Murakami. The book tells the story of a young woman who comes to New York City to find the Cuban-American GI who taught her to dance salsa. She ends up traveling throughout the United States to help her friend, who is dying of AIDS, see his family one last time, although he doesn't even remember her.

In the year 2000, a movie was made from the story of this book, under the name Kyoko or, in English, Because of You, written and directed by the author, Ryu Murakami.[1]

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