A novel filled with jokes and questions, forthcoming from Ecco/HarperCollins.

Can we be shaped as much by bureaucracy as by the influence of family and friends?


Edwina, immigrant and sole female employee in an AI tech startup, is shaken when she comes home to find her husband Marlin gone. Desperate for answers, she combs the past to pinpoint the first cracks in their marriage, mulling over events such as the death of Marlin’s father, Marlin’s screening by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and over her own fraught relationship with her mother in Malaysia, who pressures Edwina to return home. Facing harassment at work on top of this, Edwina must decide how much she will sacrifice in order to continue staying in America.

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