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Your House Will Pay

(2019)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Anthony Awards Best Novel (nominee)
Barry Awards Best Novel (nominee)
Winner of the LA Times Book Prize

Two families.
One desperate to remember, the other to forget.
Will the truth burn them both?


'Masterful.' Ruth Ware

'A searing examination of racial and family politics that is also an immaculately constructed whodunit.' Daily Telegraph, Summer Reads


'Writing a page-turner about racial politics in the U.S. is a delicate enterprise fraught with pitfalls, but Cha manages it superbly in this thought-provoking family saga.' Daily Mail, Summer Reads


Grace Park and Shawn Mathews share a city, but seemingly little else. Coming from different generations and very different communities, their paths wouldn't normally cross at all. As Grace battles confusion over her elder sister's estrangement from their Korean-immigrant parents, Shawn tries to help his cousin Ray readjust to life on the outside after years spent in prison.

But something in their past links these two families. As the city around them threatens to spark into violence, echoing events from their past, the lives of Grace and Shawn are set to collide in ways which will change them all forever.

Beautifully written, and marked by its aching humanity as much as its growing sense of dread, Your House Will Pay is a powerful and moving family story, perfect for readers of Celeste Ng's Little Fires Everywhere and Paul Beatty's The Sellout.

What readers are saying:


'Simultaneously thrilling and thoughtful... a terrific, fast-moving story of two characters trying to live with the truth.'


'A must-read.'


'This novel is wonderful... it will stick with you.'


'Sensitive and astute, it's a book we need right now, and it's a book that lingers, offering plenty to think about.'


'A smart, powerful, fully-engaged book that never once blinks or backs down or takes an easy out, and then nails one of the best endings I've ever read.'


Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Your House Will Pay is extraordinary, a deeply-felt and sharply-observed exploration of the ties the bind, and divide, family, community, and nation. It's moving, compelling, surprising, funny, explosive, and deeply human - an unforgettable novel." - Lou Berney

"Fearless, insightful, and alight with a brutal compassion, Your House Will Pay is a devastating exploration of grief, shame, and deeply buried truths, and the hope that endures when all else seems lost." - Catherine Chung

"Your House Will Pay is both a crackling page-turner and a deeply felt work of eloquence, clarity, and devastating insight." - Elizabeth Little

"Steph Cha has taken a dark moment in Los Angeles's violent history and cracked it wide open, creating a prism of understanding." - Attica Locke

"In Your House Will Pay, Steph Cha fearlessly explores the duality of LA's promise and betrayal, its vision of new beginnings and the brutal divisions that cut between race and class. Cha takes her place as one of the city's most eloquent storytellers in this soul-searching illumination of one of the tragedies at the heart of the 1992 LA riots." - Walter Mosley

"Fresh, thoughtful, thrilling." - Ian Rankin


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March 2020 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Your House Will Pay (Thorndike Press Large Print Bill's Bookshelf)
Author(s): Steph Cha
ISBN: 1-4328-7684-8 / 978-1-4328-7684-5 (USA edition)
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October 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: Your House Will Pay: A Novel
Author(s): Steph Cha
ISBN: 0-06-286885-3 / 978-0-06-286885-5 (USA edition)
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August 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: Your House Will Pay
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ISBN: 0-571-34822-X / 978-0-571-34822-0 (UK edition)
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July 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: Your House Will Pay: A Novel
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ISBN: 0-06-286884-5 / 978-0-06-286884-8 (USA edition)
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2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: Your House Will Pay: 'Elegant [and] suspenseful.' New York Times
Author(s): Steph Cha, Steph Cha
ISBN: 0-571-34821-1 / 978-0-571-34821-3 (UK edition)
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October 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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October 2019 : Audio CD
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Title: Your House Will Pay Lib/E
Author(s): Steph Cha
ISBN: 1-09-402883-5 / 978-1-09-402883-5
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October 2019 : Audio CD
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Title: Your House Will Pay: A Novel
Author(s): Steph Cha
ISBN: 1-09-402884-3 / 978-1-09-402884-2
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Title: Your House Will Pay: A Novel
Author(s): Steph Cha
ISBN: 1-09-402885-1 / 978-1-09-402885-9
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Title: Your House Will Pay: A Novel
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Title: Your House Will Pay: A Novel
Author(s): Steph Cha
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October 2019 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Your House Will Pay: 'Elegant [and] suspenseful.' New York Times
Author(s): Steph Cha
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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October 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Your House Will Pay: A Novel
Author(s): Steph Cha
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