by Jung Yun
Reviewed by Linda:
This powerful novel, by Valley author Jung Yun, exposes the dark secrets hidden by an outwardly successful Korean American family living in a Massachusetts college town. The novel tells the story of Kyung Cho, a young husband and father, who lives a few miles from his wealthy parents, Jin and Mae. Kyung has his reasons for maintaining minimal contact with his parents, but then an act of violence leaves them unable to live alone. Forced to reconnect with his family, Kyung makes many startling discoveries about them and himself. All of the characters are complex, flawed, and fascinating to get to know.