Shelter by Jung Yun
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
A random act of criminal violence to an older Korean American couple
quickly reveals cracks in the larger family system - financial and
emotional, violence and secrets - I remember when this first came out
and everyone insisted it was unputdownable and I have to agree! It's
been sitting in my Audible library for a while.
One theme that
interested me is looking at how people build community, who is there for
you when bad things happen? Who are you beholden to? Whose feelings
come first? Do you overlook past grievances when family is in crisis?
Korean immigrant community is definitely an important force in this
book, as well as how different generations of that community experience
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