Friday Book Group: “Yellowface”
Decorah Public Library staff are hosting five book discussions in October. The groups are open to the public and newcomers are encouraged to attend. Anyone interested should call the library at 382-3717 to learn more or to reserve a book. Zoom links are available on the Library’s website or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to any of the groups’ email distribution lists. Funds for multiple copy sets were generously provided by Friends of Decorah Public Library.
The Friday Book Group will meet on the 2nd floor of the library Fri. Oct. 20 at 2:00 p.m. to discuss R.F. Kuang’s “Yellowface.” Authors June Hayward and Athena Liu were supposed to be twin rising stars: same year at Yale, same debut year in publishing. But Athena’s a cross-genre literary darling, and June didn’t even get a paperback release. So when June witnesses Athena’s death in a freak accident, she acts on impulse: she steals the only manuscript of Athena’s masterpiece, a novel about the unsung contributions of Chinese laborers to the British and French during World War I. So what if June edits Athena’s novel and sends it to her agent as her own work? Doesn’t this piece of history deserve to be told, whoever the teller? But June can’t get away from Athena’s shadow, and emerging evidence threatens to bring June’s success down around her. As June races to protect her secret, she discovers how far she’ll go to keep what she thinks she deserves.
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