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Drifting House

Krys Lee

Drifting House by Krys Lee is made up of unforgettable stories of family and love, abandonment and loss from a gifted Korean-born debut author.

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Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571276202
Date Published
07.06.2012
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Summary

A haunting and unforgettable debut spanning the last seventy years of Korean history, including the BBC Short Story Prize shortlisted story ‘The Goose Father’.

Alternating between the lives of Koreans struggling through seventy years of turbulent, post-World War II history in their homeland and the communities of Korean immigrants grappling with assimilation in the United States, Krys Lee’s haunting debut story collection Drifting House weaves together intricate tales of family and love, abandonment and loss on both sides of the Pacific.

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, from the abandoned wife in ‘A Temporary Marriage’ who enters into a sham marriage to find her kidnapped daughter to the makeshift family in ‘At the Edge of the World’ which is fractured when a shaman from the old country moves in next door.

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Krys Lee is the author of the short story collection Drifting House and How I Became a North Korean. She is a recipient of the Rome Prize and the Story Prize Spotlight Award, the Honor Title in Adult Fiction Literature from the Asian/Pacific American Libraries Association, and a finalist for the BBC International Story Prize. Her fiction, journalism, and literary…

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