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Yellowface: Special edition

By Rebecca F Kuang

The Number One Global Sensation

*Foyle’s Fiction Book of the Year*

*Amazon Book of the Year*

*Shortlisted for Waterstones Book of the Year*

‘Addictive’ Grazia

‘Hugely entertaining’ Observer

‘Provocative’ Mail on Sunday



When failed writer June Hayward witnesses her rival Athena Liu die in a freak accident, she sees her opportunity… and takes it.

So what if it means stealing Athena’s final manuscript?

So what if it means ‘borrowing’ her identity?

And so what if the first lie is only the beginning…

Finally, June has the fame she always deserved. But someone is about to expose her…

What happens next is entirely everyone else’s fault.

‘The book that everyone is talking about’ Glamour

‘Ingenious, astute, hugely entertaining’ David Nicholls

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

‘Hard to put down. Harder to forget’ Stephen King

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

Format: Paperback
Release Date: 09 May 2024
Pages: 336
ISBN: 978-0-00-871187-0
Price: £9.99 (Export Price) , £9.99, €None
Detailed Edition: Special edition
Rebecca F. Kuang is the #1 New York Times and #1 Sunday Times bestselling author of Yellowface, Babel: An Arcane History and the Poppy War trilogy. Her work has won the Nebula, Locus, Crawford, and British Book Awards. A Marshall Scholar, she has an MPhil in Chinese Studies from Cambridge and an MSc in Contemporary Chinese Studies from Oxford. She is now pursuing a PhD in East Asian Languages and Literatures at Yale, where she studies diaspora, contemporary Sinophone literature, and Asian American literature. Her next novel is Katabasis.

”'Propulsive” - SUNDAY TIMES

”'Razor-sharp” - TIME

”'Blistering” - SCOTSMAN

”'I guarantee it will stay with you” - AFUA HIRSCH

”'Strikingly topical” - GUARDIAN

”'Scathing, spiky, and full of laugh-out-loud moments” - GLAMOUR

”'A rollicking good read” - WOMAN’S WEEKLY

”'Sharp and funny” - PRIMA

”'Wickedly funny” - EVENING STANDARD

”'A firecracker of a book” - i PAPER


”'Darkly hilarious” - MARIE CLAIRE

”'Uncomfortable and addictive… a must-read” - INDEPENDENT

”'Tackles cancel culture and cultural appropriation with razor-sharp wit” - LOUISE O’NEILL

”'A clever, pacy tale” - SARA PASCOE

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

”'Darkly comic” - GQ

”'A wild ride” - STYLIST

”'A wicked little satire of publishing, racial politics and icky internet culture” - THE TIMES, Best Summer Reads

”'Utterly diverting” - FINANCIAL TIMES

”'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

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

”'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

”'Well-observed and alarmingly convincing” - DAILY MAIL

'Remarkable and incendiary' WIZ WHARTON -

”'A dark, engrossing page-turner” - GOOD HOUSEKEEPING