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★ Starred review from Foreword Reviews:

"On Fragile Waves is a masterful and poetic novel about finding hope and joy in the most dire circumstances."

★ Starred review from Library Journal:

"Essential fiction to understand our world; Yu will draw in new fans while continuing to intrigue those who have read her for years."

★ Starred review from Booklist:

"On Fragile Waves is a lyrical fabulist novel that will enchant readers of both literary fiction and fantasy."

★ Starred review from Publishers Weekly:

"In flowing, lyrical prose, Yu showcases the power of folklore and the pain of displacement. This is a knockout."

Lightspeed Magazine interview, December 2020

Clarkesworld Magazine interview, January 2021

Publishers Weekly "Writers to Watch Spring 2021"

Los Angeles Review of Books:

"Disquieting....The book offers depictions of tenderness and the fierce love a family has for one another....Gorgeous."

Locus Magazine:

"On Fragile Waves is densely inventive enough to leave us with the feeling that we've been through some sort of epic."

Washington Independent Book Review:

"On Fragile Waves foreshadows an innovative new direction in storytelling....The story is not soon forgotten."

New York Times Book Review:

"A tremendous and almost unbearable work of witness. It is devastating and perfect."