Enkô dreamt of being a great actor, performing onstage in beautiful costumes and playing the most daring, romantic women. 

Unfortunately, no one ever told Enkô that only men can be actors. 

So, when she learns this heartbreaking news, perhaps she has a psychotic break. Because now she sees a ghost that claims to be the long-dead creator of Kabuki, and the ghost says she must be an actor. The ghost says that they can do it. Together. They’re going to put on the greatest show ever seen. 

Embracing her ghostly hallucination and embracing herself, Enkô goes to the big city where she pretends to be a man who pretends to be women. That's the plan. No romance with flirty co-stars and no going off-script.  That's the kabuki.

Well, maybe it's just Kabuki-ish. 

 

Kabuki-ish is an ongoing novel.