The Fruit 'n Food: A Novel

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Black Heron Press, 1996 - Fiction - 227 pages
3 Reviews
When Thomas Pak is hired as a clerk at a Korean grocery, he isn't prepared for the searing racial tensions that threaten to destroy the neighborhood in which he lives and works. His tenuous relationship with the store owners and their young daughter is jepordized by his own conflicting affiliations of race and class, and these turbulent forces soon converge violently around him.

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User Review  - Ray1759 - LibraryThing

This book was a required read for a college course (Food for Thought). I thoroughly enjoyed it and had it read in two days. I especially enjoyed how quickly Leonard Chang gripped my attention to his writing. Read full review

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User Review  - Jonathan - Goodreads

An easy to read type of book. The story is fairly interesting in its own way, but kinda so-so. The story is about racism and about the main protagonist who moves into a new place, finds a job in a Korean-owned grocery store and falls in love with the store owner's daughter. Read full review

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