Deep Roots


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$17.99  $16.73
Agora Books
Publish Date
5.9 X 8.9 X 1.6 inches | 0.9 pounds

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About the Author

Sung J. Woo''s short stories and essays have appeared in The New York Times, Guernica/PEN, and Vox. He is the author of Love Love and Everything Asian, which won the 2010 Asian Pacific American Librarians Association Literature Award (Youth category). His first Siobhan O'Brien novel, Skin Deep, is available now from Polis Books. He lives in Washington, New Jersey.


Praise for DEEP ROOTS

"Funny and deliciously entertaining, featuring a witty, smart Korean-American-adoptee private investigator, a mysterious billionaire family whose son may have been replaced by an impostor, and an uber-swanky AI-fueled mansion in a private island. I couldn't turn the pages fast enough." ―Angie Kim, Edgar-winning and internationally bestselling author of Miracle Creek and Happiness Falls

"Hired by an AI genius patriarch, Siobhan O'Brien finds herself on a private island investigating the reclusive Ahn clan. Woo's absorbing tale, told with trademark wit and incisive modern commentary, unravels a family's twisted, layered secrets." ―Jennifer J. Chow, Lefty Award-Nominated & SoCal Indie Bestselling Author of Death by Bubble Tea

"Wildly entertaining...Sung J. Woo takes a deep dive into a hi-tech billionaire's mysterious, AI-driven world with smart, funny, and twisty results. From its funny, engaging P.I. protagonist to its setting in a billionaire's mysterious hi-tech manse that pushes artificial intelligence to a whole new level, Deep Roots takes readers on a fabulously wild ride." ―Ellen Byron

Praise for SKIN DEEP

"With just the right mix of clever twists, endearing charm, looming threats, and contemporary issues, Woo debuts quite the absorbing new mystery series."―Library Journal, Starred Review

"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

"A diverse cast replete with vividly sketched characters―the majority of them female―elevate this fun take on the classic PI novel. Kinsey Millhone fans, this one's for you."―Mystery Scene

"An energetic romp with a sneakily sinister side, Skin Deep follows charming reluctant private eye Siobhan O'Brien onto a college campus and a spiritual retreat teeming with shady secrets."―Steph Cha, Award-Winning Author of YOUR HOUSE WILL PAY

"SKIN DEEP reads like a fast-paced, light mystery―all the while it explores thought-provoking themes of cultural, societal, and familial obligations, and the complicated power dynamics therein. With Siobhan O'Brien, Woo creates an intriguing series anchor whom we can delight in watching climb a steep PI learning curve with wit, intelligence, and brave resourcefulness. Siobhan is a wonderful addition to a beautiful tradition and I'm excited to read more of her adventures."―S.G. Wong, Award-Nominated Author of The Lola Starke series

"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

"PI Siobhan O'Brien, a Korean-American adoptee who finds herself unexpectedly the sole proprietor of a PI firm, is a welcome addition to the genre. She's smart, brave, funny, and dog-with-a-bone determined. SKIN DEEP gives her an intriguing case and surrounds her with wonderful characters. I hope to see much more of Siobhan O'Brien in the future."―SJ Rozan, best-selling author of PAPER SON

"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