Skin Deep

Sung J. Woo (Author)
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Description

Korean-American adoptee Siobhan O'Brien has spent much of her life explaining her name and her family to strangers, but her more pressing problem is whether to carry on the PI agency that her dead boss unexpectedly left to her. Easing into middle age, Siobhan would generally rather have a donut than a romance, but when an old friend and asks Siobhan to find her daughter who has disappeared from her dorm room, the rookie private detective's search begins in Llewellyn College.
  • A private institution of higher learning in upstate New York, Llewellyn, for the first time in its two- hundred-year history, has opened its doors to men, causing a clash between the female students and their former fashion-model president. The financial reasons prompting the change seem like a ruse when fringe- group The Womyn of Llewellyn, aided by Siobhan, discover a newly built science center, which is under 24- hour surveillance.
  • As Siobhan delves deeper into locating the missing girl and campus politics, she encounters vegan cooking that just might kill her, possibly deadly yoga poses, and politely dangerous billionaires. This first in a new series introduces an endearing PI heroine readers aren't going to want to put down.
  • Product Details

    Price
    $16.95  $15.59
    Publisher
    Agora Books
    Publish Date
    July 21, 2020
    Pages
    332
    Dimensions
    5.4 X 0.9 X 8.4 inches | 0.9 pounds
    Language
    English
    Type
    Paperback
    EAN/UPC
    9781947993952

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    About the Author

    Sung J. Woo has published a pair of novels in the last ten years, first by Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's (Everything Asian, 2009), second by Soft Skull/Counterpoint (Love Love, 2015). Sung has also published a half a dozen personal essays in The New York Times, and a few months back, the weekly Modern Love podcast featured a performance of his piece by Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, the folks behind the film The Big Sick: https: //www.nytimes.com/2018/02/14/style/modern-love-podcast-kumail-nanjiani-emily-gordon-the-big-sick.html. Sung was born in Seoul, South Korea and is married and lives in quiet Washington, New Jersey. Find him online at www.sungjwoo.com and on twitter @sjwoo.

    Reviews

    "This winning series launch from Woo...perceptively explores the theme of image and personal identity throughout. Readers will look forward to seeing more of the beguiling Siobhan."--Publishers Weekly "A heroine who's by turns wide-eyed, gravely amused, susceptible, and plenty cool enough for an encore." --Kirkus Reviews "This first in a series holds promise, given Woo's punchy prose style [and] diverse milieu. A series to watch."--Booklist "Siobhan O'Brien (black haired Asian adopted by an American Irish father and Nordic mother) perfectly fits the spunky independent investigator gap left by Kinsey Millhone. I love how she delivers lines like, 'Surveillance makes the tummy grow fonder--for food, that is, ' in this funny, entertaining mystery that hits all my favourite buttons."--Ovidia Yu, Author of Aunty Lee Mystery series and The Crown Colony series
    "Sung Woo skillfully navigates the world of identity and family through this amazing detective novel. Woo's story brims with wit, and his PI, Siobhan O'Brien, rings with jaded authenticity." --Ed Lin, author of Ghost Month and 99 Ways to Die