Yolk (Paperback)Mary H. K. Choi (author)
From New York Times bestselling author Mary H.K. Choi comes a funny and emotional story about two estranged sisters and how far they'll go to save one of their lives - even if it means swapping identities.
Jayne and June Baek are nothing alike. June's three years older, a classic first-born, know-it-all narc with a problematic finance job and an equally soulless apartment (according to Jayne). Jayne is an emotionally stunted, self-obsessed basket case who lives in squalor, has egregious taste in men, and needs to get to class and stop wasting Mom and Dad's money (if you ask June). Once thick as thieves, these sisters who moved from Seoul to San Antonio to New York together now don't want anything to do with each other.
That is, until June gets cancer. And Jayne becomes the only one who can help her.
Flung together by circumstance, housing woes, and family secrets, will the sisters learn more about each other than they're willing to confront? And what if while helping June, Jayne has to confront the fact that maybe she's sick, too?
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 275 g
Dimensions: 194 x 126 x 28 mm
[Choi] has a knack for capturing the frenetic, vibrating voices and perspectives of young people as they enter and navigate the world * Conde Nast Traveler *
The slow reveal that Jayne has plenty of her own demons is skilfully done. A nuanced backstory involving the whole family lets this be much more than a 'problem novel'; these are complicated, real characters to become invested in. * Irish Times *
Emotional and multilayered, Yolk is a heartfelt story about the messy, complicated power of family in the face of the unknown.* The Bookseller *
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“difficult to read, but one to cherish”
Some books feel like they've been written just for you, and this is exactly how this book felt to me. The relationship between Jayne and June felt so close to the one I have with my own sister. Jayne's... More
“I love this book”
I haven't even finished it yet and it's already one of my favourite books and I am recommending it to all of my friends! Definitely worth a read ❤️
“Fantastic read with authentic characters”
Mary H.K. Choi needs a never ending round of applause. Yolk is an absolute tour de force work of fiction that needs to be read by the masses. The book follows the story of Korean-American Jayne as she tries to make... More
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