Drifting House (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Feb 2, 2012 - Fiction - 224 pages
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Set in Korea and the United States from the postwar era to contemporary times, Krys Lee's stunning fiction debut illuminates a people struggling to reconcile the turmoil of their collective past with the rewards and challenges of their present. Amid the famine in North Korea, the financial crisis of South Korea, and the cramped apartments and Koreatown strip malls of the United States, Krys Lee's vivid and luminous tales speak to the political and financial hardships of life in Korea and the uniquely unmoored immigrant experience.
            In the tradition of Chang-rae Lee's Native Speaker and Jhumpa Lahiri's Interpreter of Maladies, Drifting House is an unforgettable work exploring love, identity, war, and the homes we make for ourselves, by a dazzling new writer.

  

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User Review  - A_Reader_of_Fictions - LibraryThing

Drifting House consists of nine short stories. All of them focus on Koreans or Korean-Americans. The topics of each short story vary greatly, as do the time in which they're set (from the 1970s to ... Read full review

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User Review  - Charles - Goodreads

Krys Lee's audacious debut is a wonder to behold - molded into a brilliant sheen with powerful, heart-aching prose and memorable, vivid worlds. From each page, the sense of care she has devoted to ... Read full review

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Contents

A TEMPORARY MARRIAGE
AT THE EDGE OF THE WORLD
THE PASTORS SON
THE GOOSE FATHER
THE SALARYMAN
DRIFTING HOUSE
A SMALL SORROW
THE BELIEVER
BEAUTIFUL WOMEN
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
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About the author (2012)

Krys Lee was born in Seoul, South Korea, and raised in California and Washington. Her work has appeared in Granta (New Voices), Narrative, Kenyon Review, and the Guardian (London), among other publications. She divides her time between Seoul and San Francisco, California.

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