Review: Yellowface by Rebecca F Kuang

Title: Yellowface

Author: Rebecca F Kuang

Pages: 350 Pages

Publisher: Harper Collins

The Blurb

What would you steal for successes:

her face?

her name?

her skin?

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

Who wants stories by basic white girls anyway? 

But now Athena is dead. And June has her unfinished manuscript…

A darkly funny literary thriller from the New York Times bestselling author.

The Review

Yellowface by Rebecca F Kuang is possibly the most delicious book I have read this year.

It is the story of June and Athena – friends, colleagues and rivals. On the night that Athena dies, June does the unthinkable and steals Athena’s unpublished manuscript. What happens next is a whirlwind of situations that make you think about what you would do if you were presented with the golden opportunity – the opportunity to pass someone else’s work off as your own.

June is the perfect antihero. While you know this is never going to end well for her you kind of want to see what she will do next. How low she will stoop. She is so likeable and presents her arguments in a way that has you agreeing with her actions no matter how wrong you know they are.

I know that I will be thinking about Yellowface for a long time to come.

Yellowface by Rebecca F Huang is available now.

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