Spanning Korea and the United States, from the postwar era to contemporary times, Krys Lee's stunning fiction debut, Drifting House , illuminates a people torn between the traumas of their collective past and the indignities and sorrows of their present.
In the title story, children escaping famine in North Korea are forced to make unthinkable sacrifices to survive. The tales set in America reveal the immigrants' unmoored existence, playing out in cramped apartments and Koreatown strip malls. A makeshift family is fractured when a shaman from the old country moves in next door. An abandoned wife enters into a fake marriage in order to find her kidnapped daughter.
In the tradition of Chang-rae Lee's Native Speaker and Jhumpa Lahiri's Interpreter of Maladies, Drifting House is an unforgettable work by a gifted new writer.
|Grouped Work ID||e1279985-2f83-5ad7-bdbd-abeead0c588a|
|Grouping Title||drifting house|
|Grouping Author||lee krys|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-11-08 17:14:05PM|
|Last Indexed||2019-12-06 05:02:18AM|
|available_at_bemis||Bemis Public Library|
|display_description||Spanning Korea and the United States, from the postwar era to contemporary times, the stories presented in "Drifting House" illuminate a people torn between the traumas of their collective past and the indignities and sorrows of their present.|
|owning_library_bemis||Bemis Public Library|
|owning_location_bemis||Bemis Public Library|
Immigrants -- United States -- 21st century -- Fiction
Immigrants -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction
Korea -- Fiction
Korean Americans -- Fiction
Koreans -- Fiction
|title_full||Drifting house / Krys Lee|