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Written by Mary H. K. Choi

Family / Home Stories Featured Books for 13+ readers Featured Books for Young Adults Humorous

Yolk Synopsis

From New York Times bestselling author Mary H.K. Choi comes a funny and emotional story about two estranged 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 narc 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?

Yolk Press Reviews

Praise for Permenant Record;

'Captivating, with quotable one-liners pinging on every page' - New York Times

'Scintillating'  - Financial Times

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ISBN: 9780349003696
Publication date: 04/03/2021
Publisher: ATOM an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780349003696
Publication date: 4th March 2021
Author: Mary H. K. Choi
Publisher: ATOM an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 400 pages
Suitable for: 13+ readers, YA readers
Genres: Family / Home Stories, Humorous
Collections: 2021 Preview - Mega Books on the Horizon,

About Mary H. K. Choi

Mary H.K. Choi is a writer for The New York Times, GQ, Wired, and The Atlantic. She has written comics for Marvel and DC, as well as a collection of essays called Oh, Never Mind. Her novels Emergency Contact and Permanent Record were New York Times bestsellers. She is the host of Hey, Cool Job!, a podcast about jobs, and Hey, Cool Life!, a podcast about mental health and creativity. Mary grew up in Hong Kong and Texas and now lives in New York. Follow her on Twitter @ChoitotheWorld.

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