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Yellowface: A Reese's Book Club Pick



Yellowface marks the literary debut from the bestselling fantasy author of Babel and the Poppy War series. Kuang puts issues such as cultural appropriation and the lack of diversity in publishing under fire in this satirical novel about a white woman who becomes a bestselling author after publishing the stolen manuscript of her late friend and more


336 pages

Average rating: 6.98




Community Reviews

Nov 15, 2023
10/10 stars
This was a good book. A story how a famous author died and her mediocre friend who was also a writer stole her manuscript and add some changes to get out of her writers block but she was so jealous because her friend made it big but she did not but the stolen manuscript helped her to put a name out there for herself. There was some blackmailing about the stolen manuscript too but you will like this book.
Sep 30, 2023
8/10 stars
I really enjoyed reading this book. It's a modern interpretation of "The Telltale Heart". The themes really made me think from a different perspective. I did not enjoy the ending BUT there were few ways in which a book like this could end. Really liked that it was told from first person point of view... I really like reading a character's inner monologue. This book made me uncomfortable in a good way. I've recommended it to several of my friends more
Sep 28, 2023
9/10 stars
Compulsively readable. An Asian American writer dies in the presence of her white friend, who then steals the author’s latest manuscript and publishes it as her own. The ultimate Karen story, but written so well. Several things are a reach (the author’s mom doesn’t hold her accountable) but the overall storytelling is great.
Zoe E.
Sep 15, 2023
6/10 stars
Ultimately fell flat for me. A lot of publishing industry navel gazing, but not in a fun way. I love a good dark satire, and enjoy an unappealing, unreliable narrator under the right circumstances, but I didn’t find June interesting enough to make her compelling.
Sep 11, 2023
10/10 stars
Wow. The ride we’re taken on through the morally unhinged main character’s mind as she wrestles with not being inherently relevant in a time of ‘diversity’ within the publishing world is wild. There are so many layers here, but the pacing makes it a fast read.

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