Winner of the California Book Award
Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize
Finalist for the New York Public Library Young Lions Award
A Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Pick
A Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, Buzzfeed, Book Riot, and LitHub Best Book of the Year
"This timely, morally complex story could well be Cha’s breakout novel."
–Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
"Cha unflinchingly and compassionately examines issues of race, family, generational violence, and the transformative power of forgiveness in this unforgettable novel."
–Library Journal (Starred Review)
“A marvel. Cha finds new angles on a city that has been the focus of myriad stories and films. But this one is unique and totally gripping.”
“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.”
"a touching portrait of two families bound together by a split-second decision that tore a hole through an entire city.”
—Attica Locke, Edgar-Award winning author of Bluebird, Bluebird
"Suspense-filled page-turner about murder, repentance, and forgiveness...Your House Will Pay has got it all"
—Viet Thanh Nguyen