Everything Asian: A Novel

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Macmillan, Apr 14, 2009 - Fiction - 328 pages
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You're twelve years old. A month has passed since your Korean Air flight landed at lovely Newark Airport. Your fifteen-year-old sister is miserable. Your mother isn't exactly happy, either. You're seeing your father for the first time in five years, and although he's nice enough, he might be, well--how can you put this delicately?--a loser.

You can't speak English, but that doesn't stop you from working at East Meets West, your father's gift shop in a strip mall, where everything is new.

Welcome to the wonderful world of David Kim.

 

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User Review  - kakadoo202 - LibraryThing

I wished the writing style would be more advanced that it is. It almost reads like Britney Spears or Miley Cyrus would have written. I always try to find books that teach me and bring me to a higher ... Read full review

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User Review  - kyuuketsukirui - LibraryThing

When he was seven, Dae Joon's father left Korea for America, leaving Dae Joon, his mom, and his older sister In Sook behind. Now he is twelve and they are finally joining their father in New Jersey ... Read full review

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Contents

GRAND OPENING
1
EVERYTHING ASIAN
7
IN SOOK KIM
19
GO FISH
33
MR HONG
51
A TOUCH OF ASIA
71
IN YOUNG KIM
89
THE MISERABLE MONTH OF MAY
103
COMMUNICATING IN ENGLISH
165
TED MCMANUS
183
PERSON WHO HAS LARGE NOSE
205
BOB MILLER
223
THE WOMAN IN THE PHOTOGRAPH
241
JULIE
259
THANKSNOTHING
273
YUN SAE HONG
293

JHEE HONG
117
FIRE SALE
133
DMITRI POPOV
147
TIME OF THE YEAR
307
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About the author (2009)

SUNG J. WOO's short stories and essays have appeared in The New York Times, McSweeney’s, and KoreAm Journal. His short film was an audience choice screening of the NYC Downtown Short Film Festival 2008. A graduate of Cornell University with an MFA from New York University, he lives in Washington, New Jersey. Visit his Web site at www.sungjwoo.com.

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