Published by Dutton, Penguin Random House

Published by Simon & Schuster

“In his suspenseful debut…Soon Wiley navigates two different points of view on a young woman’s mysterious suicide…That we know her tragic conclusion doesn’t make [Yu-jin’s] past any less urgent than Min’s quest in the present. This is a story about young people constrained in their self-development, one by his own internal pressures, the other by social expectations that are at odds with her true desires.”

—New York Times Book Review

“[A] spellbinding story of love, self-discovery, and belonging.”

Jamie Ford, New York Times bestselling author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

A marvelous debut…. Soon Wiley is a young writer to watch.”

Jess Walter, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Beautiful Ruins and The Cold Millions

“Propulsive and deeply felt, Soon Wiley’s phenomenal debut…is truly unforgettable.”

Abi Daré, New York Times bestselling author of The Girl with the Louding Voice

“Rich with philosophical nuance, heart-stopping and exquisitely plotted, this is a novel to get lost in.”

Patricia Engel, New York Times bestselling author of Infinite Country

“Wiley’s tale is a knockout, its assured narrative ebbing and flowing with grace while painting a haunting and anguished portrait of youth in all its quiet desperation.”
—Booklist (starred review)

“[F]ueled by deep feeling and a powerful sense of place, the book gains real emotional traction in capturing the despair of striving individuals pushed to the margins by conformist norms.”