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Yellowface: A Novel

Written by:
R. F. Kuang
Narrated by:
Helen Laser

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
May 2023
8 hours 39 minutes

“Hard to put down, harder to forget.” — Stephen King, #1 New York Times bestselling author

White lies. Dark humor. Deadly consequences… Bestselling sensation Juniper Song is not who she says she is, she didn’t write the book she claims she wrote, and she is most certainly not Asian American—in this chilling and hilariously cutting novel from R.F. Kuang, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Babel. 

Authors June Hayward and Athena Liu were supposed to be twin rising stars. But Athena’s a literary darling. June Hayward is literally nobody. Who wants stories about basic white girls, June thinks.

So when June witnesses Athena’s death in a freak accident, she acts on impulse: she steals Athena’s just-finished masterpiece, an experimental novel about the unsung contributions of Chinese laborers during World War I.

So what if June edits Athena’s novel and sends it to her agent as her own work? So what if she lets her new publisher rebrand her as Juniper Song—complete with an ambiguously ethnic author photo? Doesn’t this piece of history deserve to be told, whoever the teller? That’s what June claims, and the New York Times bestseller list seems to agree.

But June can’t get away from Athena’s shadow, and emerging evidence threatens to bring June’s (stolen) success down around her. As June races to protect her secret, she discovers exactly how far she will go to keep what she thinks she deserves.

With its totally immersive first-person voice, Yellowface grapples with questions of diversity, racism, and cultural appropriation, as well as the terrifying alienation of social media. R.F. Kuang’s novel is timely, razor-sharp, and eminently readable. 
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Kimberly B.

Hard to stay engaged in the story. Won’t listen to this author again. Loved the narrator, she was the ONLY reason I finished the book.

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Lila S.

A enjoyable thriller you can stop to hear, lots of insight about editors and writers being pressure for another book. The desire of being a best seller book.

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RF Kuang has done it again

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Cindy L.

great, keep up the good work. yellow face has a great intro

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Leslie J.

Great book!

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Connie E.

Boring and annoying

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Laura O.

While satire is not my favorite genre I really enjoyed this book!

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Loved it. It was simultaneously entertaining and insightful.

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Eileen F.

Funny and well-written. Lots of interesting insight in the publishing industry

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