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Skye Falling

(2021)
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A woman who’s used to going solo discovers that there’s one relationship she can’t run away from in this buoyant novel, a probing examination of the complexities of family, queerness, race, and community

“Razor-sharp and outrageously funny, Skye Falling is an absolute winner.”—Taylor Jenkins Reid, New York Times bestselling author of Daisy Jones & the Six and Malibu Rising

When she was twenty-six and broke, Skye didn’t think twice before selling her eggs and happily pocketing the cash. Now approaching forty, Skye still moves through life entirely—and unrepentantly—on her own terms, living out of a suitcase and avoiding all manner of serious relationships. Maybe her junior high classmates weren’t wrong when they voted her “Most Likely to Be Single” instead of “Most Ride-or-Die Homie,” but at least she’s always been free to do as she pleases.

Then a twelve-year-old girl tracks Skye down during one of her brief visits to her hometown of Philadelphia and informs Skye that she’s “her egg.” Skye’s life is thrown into sharp relief and she decides that it might be time to actually try to have a meaningful relationship with another human being. Spoiler alert: It’s not easy.

Things get even more complicated when Skye realizes that the woman she tried and failed to pick up the other day is the girl’s aunt, and now it’s awkward. All the while, her brother is trying to get in touch, her mother is being bewilderingly kind, and the West Philly pool halls and hoagie shops of her youth have been replaced by hipster cafés.

With its endearingly prickly narrator and a cast of characters willing to both challenge her and catch her when she falls, this novel is a clever, moving portrait of a woman and the relationships she thought she could live without.

Genre: General Fiction

Praise for this book

"Mia McKenzie is writer who can move from heartbreak to laughter in a single paragraph, while brilliantly reinventing queer family and friendship and the ways in which we get stuck and unstuck along the way. When I could manage to put this book down, I looked up from its pages to a world charged with new potential." - Torrey Peters

"Razor-sharp and outrageously funny, Skye Falling is an absolute winner." - Taylor Jenkins Reid


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June 2021 : Hardback
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Title: Skye Falling: A Novel
Author(s): Mia McKenzie
ISBN: 1-984801-60-0 / 978-1-984801-60-9
Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE GROUP
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June 2022 : Paperback
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Title: Skye Falling: A Novel
Author(s): Mia McKenzie
ISBN: 1-984801-62-7 / 978-1-984801-62-3
Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE GROUP
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Author(s): Mia McKenzie
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Title: Skye Falling: A Novel
Author(s): Mia McKenzie
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Title: Skye Falling: A Novel
Author(s): Mia McKenzie
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Title: Skye Falling: A Novel
Author(s): Mia McKenzie
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June 2021 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Skye Falling: A Novel
Author(s): Mia McKenzie
Publisher: Random House
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