Sneaks up on you with its insight and poignancy
[Choi] has a knack for capturing the frenetic, vibrating voices and perspectives of young people as they enter and navigate the world
The slow reveal that Jayne has plenty of her own demons is skilfully done. A nuanced backstory involving the whole family lets this be much more than a 'problem novel'; these are complicated, real characters to become invested in.
Emotional and multilayered, Yolk is a heartfelt story about the messy, complicated power of family in the face of the unknown.