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2020 First Novel Prize: The Long List
"Yang’s dark, spellbinding debut gives insight into the immigrant experience and life in the upper class, challenging the stereotypes and perceptions associated with both. The surprising twists, elegant prose, and complex characters in this coming-of-age story make this a captivating read."
"What begins as a story of a young woman’s struggles to assimilate quickly becomes a much darker tale of love, lies, and obsession, in which there are no boundaries to finding the fulfillment of one’s own dreams. Yang’s skill in creating surprising, even shocking plot twists will leave readers breathless."
"Yang has created an ambitious and sharp yet believably flawed heroine who will win over any reader, and the accomplished plot is layered and full of revelations. This is a beguiling and shattering coming-of-age story."
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"Fans of Prep, The Secret History, and other tales of gilded prep-school privilege will find much to love in Susie Yang’s debut novel"
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"Yang’s provocative debut novel is captivating, razor sharp, and so, so juicy — I never wanted it to end."
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"In a suspenseful debut from Susie Yang, Ivy’s coming-of-age story is complicated by the power of her ambition and the meaning of her past."
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"A truly addictive read"