Rebecca F Kuang author


Publisher:HarperCollins Publishers

Published:25th May '23


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The instant #1 Sunday Times bestseller and Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick from author R.F. Kuang

The No. 1 Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller from literary sensation R.F. Kuang*Foyle’s Fiction Book of the Year**Amazon Book of the Year**Shortlisted for Waterstones Book of the Year*

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

'Ingenious, astute, hugely entertaining' DAVID NICHOLLS

‘Breathtakingly clever on jealousy, talent, success, and who gets to tell which story’ ELIZABETH DAY

'A great morality tale… I guarantee it will stay with you' AFUA HIRSCH

Athena Liu is a literary darling.

June Hayward is literally nobody.

But when June just happens to witness Athena die in a freak accident, she realises now is her chance to find fame.

So what if that means stealing her friend’s work?

So what if that means creating a new, racially ambiguous identity?

So what if a social media scandal is about to blow her cover?

As her lies mount up and threaten her stolen success, how far will June go to keep what she thinks she deserves…

This is one hell of a story. It’s just not hers to tell.

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

‘Propulsive’ SUNDAY TIMES

‘Razor-sharp’ TIME

‘A clever, pacy tale’ SARA PASCOE

'Tense, modern… a brilliant exploration of the literary world' AISLING BEA


‘Darkly comic’ GQ

‘A wild ride’ STYLIST

‘Pacy and provocative’ MAIL ON SUNDAY

‘A hugely entertaining account of a brazen literary heist’ OBSERVER

‘A wicked little satire of publishing, racial politics and icky internet culture’ THE TIMES

‘Intriguing’ ELLE

‘Strikingly topical’ GUARDIAN

‘Utterly diverting’ FINANCIAL TIMES

‘Blistering’ SCOTSMAN

‘Unforgettable’ WOMAN & HOME

‘A spiky, snarky, shady, smart, sinister take on white privilege’ NIKKI MAY

‘Incisive and compelling… sweeps the reader up on a thrilling ride, but leaves us thinking about the questions raised for days’ JENNIFER SAINT

‘A rollicking good read that you’ll struggle to put down’ WOMAN’S WEEKLY

‘Deeply, darkly hilarious’ MARIE CLAIRE

‘So addictive you could easily risk heatstroke if you read it on a sun lounger’ GRAZIA

‘This acute, fast-paced thriller will have literary insiders nodding in recognition and outsiders gasping in shock’ THE BOOKSELLER

‘A firecracker of a book’ i PAPER

‘Uncomfortable and addictive… a must-read’ INDEPENDENT

‘Not since Martin Amis’s The Information has the venality, self-regard and absurdity of the writing life been so gloriously skewered’ THE CRITIC

‘Once you start, you won’t be able to put it down’ HEAT

‘Scathing, spiky and full of laugh-out-loud moments’ GLAMOUR

‘Well-observed and alarmingly convincing’ DAILY MAIL

‘Sharp and funny… a superb insight into the publishing world’ PRIMA

ISBN: 9780008532772

Dimensions: 240mm x 159mm x 32mm

Weight: 540g

336 pages