On July 23, Entertainment Weekly revealed the cover to New York Times Bestselling author Mary H.K. Choi’s newest contemporary titled, Yolk.
Yolk is pitched as a “funny and emotional story about two estranged sisters switching places and committing insurance fraud to save one of their lives.”
Alongside the cover reveal, both of the cover and full dust jacket, there was also an interview discussing the process that went into designing the cover and direction for the art.
According to the article Choi mentioned that when it came to design it, what she had in mind was “two black haired girls in white dresses are holding hands and falling.” Choi stated that there was an edition of The Little Prince that was in her head as she was envisioning the cover direction.
Cover artist is gg (@/ohgigue on Instagram), whose designed the covers to Choi’s previous standalone novels Emergency Contact and Permanent Record.
Jayne Baek is barely getting by. She shuffles through fashion school, saddled with a deadbeat boyfriend, clout-chasing friends, and a wretched eating disorder that she’s not fully ready to confront. But that’s New York City, right? At least she isn’t in Texas anymore, and is finally living in a city that feels right for her.
On the other hand, her sister June is dazzlingly rich with a high-flying finance job and a massive apartment. Unlike Jayne, June has never struggled a day in her life. Until she’s diagnosed with uterine cancer.
Suddenly, these estranged sisters who have nothing in common are living together. Because sisterly obligations are kind of important when one of you is dying.