Skin Deep

Sung J. Woo (Author)

Product Details

$16.95  $15.59
Agora Books
Publish Date
July 21, 2020
5.4 X 8.4 X 0.9 inches | 0.9 pounds

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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: // Sung was born in Seoul, South Korea and is married and lives in quiet Washington, New Jersey. Find him online at and on twitter @sjwoo.


"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