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Rebecca F Kuang



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The Borough Press
07 June 2023
The No. 1 Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller from literary sensation R.F. Kuang
*A Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick
*Shortlisted for Waterstones Book of the Year

‘Propulsive’ SUNDAY TIMES

‘Razor-sharp’ TIME


‘Hard to put down, harder to forget’ STEPHEN KING

Athena Liu is a literary darling and June Hayward is literally nobody.

White lies When Athena dies in a freak accident, June steals her unpublished manuscript and publishes it as her own under the ambiguous name Juniper Song.

Dark humour But as evidence threatens June’s stolen success, she will discover exactly how far she will go to keep what she thinks she deserves.

Deadly consequences… What happens next is entirely everyone else’s fault.

R.F. Kuang’s book ‘Yellowface’ was a #1 Sunday Times bestseller w/c 04-06-23

R.F. Kuang’s book ‘Yellowface’ was a #5 New York Times bestseller w/c 04-06-23

Imprint:   The Borough Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 153mm,  Spine: 21mm
Weight:   270g
ISBN:   9780008600303
ISBN 10:   0008600309
Pages:   350
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Rebecca F. Kuang is a Marshall Scholar, Chinese-English translator, and the Astounding Award-winning and the Hugo, Nebula, Locus, and World Fantasy Award nominated author of the Poppy War trilogy and the forthcoming Babel. Her work has won the Crawford Award and the Compton Crook Award for Best First Novel. She has an MPhil in Chinese Studies from Cambridge and an MSc in Contemporary Chinese Studies from Oxford; she is now pursuing a PhD in East Asian Languages and Literatures at Yale.

Reviews for Yellowface

‘A riot’ PANDORA SYKES ‘Razor-sharp’ TIME ‘Darkly comic’ GQ ‘A wild ride’ STYLIST ‘Unforgettable’ WOMAN & HOME ‘Intriguing’ ELLE ‘The beginning of a fantastic career’ GABRIELLE ZEVIN in the OBSERVER ‘Smart, satirical, nuanced… addictively entertaining’ i NEWS ‘Sure to keep you engaged and wanting more’ HUFFINGTON POST ‘A spiky, snarky, shady, smart, sinister take on white privilege’ NIKKI MAY ‘Incredibly, brilliantly entertaining… What a treat’ CHARLOTTE PHILBY ‘Remarkable and incendiary’ WIZ WHARTON ‘Scathing, spiky and full of laugh-out-loud moments’ GLAMOUR ‘One of the most transfixing novels I’ve read in ages’ ZAKIYA DALILA HARRIS ‘Deeply, darkly hilarious’ MARIE CLAIRE ‘Gripping, fast-paced… We bet you’ll read it in one sitting’ TOWN AND COUNTRY ‘A funny, engrossing read about what people do when they reckon they can get away with it’ ERIN KELLY ‘Sharp and funny… a superb insight into the publishing world’ PRIMA ‘Page-turner’ GRAZIA ‘Fiercely satirical’ BEST ‘Provocative’ THE HERALD ‘Will leave readers reeling’ MONOCLE ‘Tackles cancel culture and cultural appropriation with razor-sharp wit’ LOUISE O’NEILL ‘A darkly satirical thriller about greed, truth, identity, and art’ PENG SHEPHERD ‘Timely… sure to be one you can’t put down’ GAL-DEM ‘Satirical and humorous’ COSMOPOLITAN ‘A dark, engrossing page-turner’ GOOD HOUSEKEEPING ‘I was gasping out loud… Rebecca is a literary force to be reckoned with’ GEORGINA LAWTON ‘Expertly plays with satire and nuance’ POPSUGAR ‘A terrific tale of literary rivalry, plagiarism and cultural appropriation’ IRISH INDEPENDENT ‘This acute, fast-paced publishing satire will have literary insiders nodding in recognition and outsiders gasping in shock’ THE BOOKSELLER, Editor’s Choice

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