ACHUKA Book of the Day 9 Mar 2021
“an appreciably personal-feeling narrative about cultural identity, mental and physical health, and siblinghood’s complications” Publishers Weekly
“An absorbing coming-of-age story told with great empathy and unvarnished honesty, Yolk is one of those precious books that makes you feel bereft as soon as you turn that final page.” CultureFly
A funny and emotional crossover (adult and YA) novel about two estranged Korean-American sisters and how far they’ll go to save one of their lives – even if it means swapping identities.
Jayne and June Baek are nothing alike. June’s three years older, a classic first-born, know-it-all with a problematic finance job and an equally soulless apartment (according to Jayne). Jayne is an emotionally stunted, self-obsessed basket case who lives in squalor, has egregious taste in men, and needs to get to class and stop wasting Mom and Dad’s money (if you ask June). Once thick as thieves, these sisters who moved from Seoul to San Antonio to New York together now don’t want anything to do with each other.
That is, until June gets cancer. And Jayne becomes the only one who can help her.
Flung together by circumstance, housing woes, and family secrets, will the sisters learn more about each other than they’re willing to confront? And what if while helping June, Jayne has to confront the fact that maybe she’s sick, too?
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