The Souls of Yellow Folk


Wesley Yang (Author)

Overview | Formats

“The cry for individual identity can be no louder than in [this] piercing collection. . . . Fierce and refreshing.”— Carlos Lozada, Washington Post

Named a notable book of the year by the New York Times and the Washington Post, and one of the best books of the year by the Spectator and Publishers Weekly, The Souls of Yellow Folk is a powerful debut from one of the most acclaimed essayists of his generation. Wesley Yang writes about race and sex without the polite lies that bore us all.

“With gonzo candor and intellectual capaciousness, Yang’s Du Bois– inflected essays probe the identity crises of Asian American men.” — O, The Oprah Magazine

“Yang’s book is a primer to the wider oeuvre of a perceptive writer with undeniably sharp insights into American life.” — Theodore Kupfer, National Review

“[Yang] is one of the essential writers we have right now and we are lucky to have him.” — Daniel Oppenheimer, Quillette

“Thoughtful, beautifully written essays that explore the dark and conflict- ridden landscapes of our modern conceptions.” — Ben Sixsmith, Spectator

Book Details

  • Paperback
  • Forthcoming November 2019
  • ISBN 978-0-393-35755-4
  • 5.5 × 8.3 in / 240 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide including Canada, but excluding the British Commonwealth.

Other Formats

  1. Book CoverThe Souls of Yellow Folk: Essays