June 2023, Quill Tree/HarperCollins, 336 pp
Three best friends have one life-changing summer in this contemporary, Asian American Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.
Jia Lee, Ariel Kim, and Everett Hoang have been best friends since their parents took them to Flushing, Queens’ Lunar New Year festival when they were seven years old. Now seventeen, they’re inseparable. The only thing is, they won’t be together this summer.
Jia will be home in Flushing, juggling her parents’ Chinatown restaurant, a cute new neighbor, and dreams for her uncertain future. Ariel is flying to San Francisco for a prestigious psychology scholarship — even though her heart is in South Korea, where her sister died last year. And Everett hopes to nab the lead role in an Ohio theater production that is not exactly what it seems. As the girls grapple with first love, family duty, grief, and racism, they lean on each other and realize that even though they’re apart, they are still mighty together.
Inspired by the author’s own hometown and friendships, THE QUEENS OF NEW YORK is an uplifting and cinematic young adult story that will break your heart and put it back together again.
Please contact Ellen Goldsmith-Vein at The Gotham Group.
NOTE: Sold in a two book preempt for six figures.