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Book ✓ Drifting House 224 pages ç An unflinching portrayal of the Korean immigrant experience from an extraordinary new talent in fiction Spanning Korea and the United States from the postwar era to contemporary times Krys Lee's stunning fiction debut Drifting House illuminates a people torn between the traumas of their collective past and theThe indignities and sorrows of their present 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 A makeshift family is There were many different characters introduced at different points in timesome were post war some modern Korean Americans and although all of their identity stories were uite different they are all presented with incredible difficulties and heartache Several of these stories were very well written but at the end when something big transpires it almost seems as the ending does not belong to the same narrative thread Character development is something Lee is very good at creating both archetypes patriarchal male subservient wife dutiful children and she has also created some rebels the wife in the drifting house; the shaman family in At the End of the World I truly cared about many of these characters particularly the childrenMy personal favorite was the Salaryman for the gut wrenching nature of money lost is having in our current society although I was thrown by Lee's narrative decision to have the story told in the second person It made this story stick out like a sore thumb I wanted to love this book and hoped that it would be a true exploration of Korean American culture While I did find some of that here I also found sensationalistic endings that brought the stories far beyond what their limits should have been I think alienation could have been handled just as hauntingly without including incest or murder For this reason I could not remain glued to this book and I found it very difficult to finish That said I have rated this complete work a three but there were some five star stories in here most notably A Temporary Marriage and At the Edge of the WorldI am looking forward to hearing from Krys LeeDisclaimer I received this book for free through the GoodReads First Reads giveaway

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An unflinching portrayal of the Korean immigrant experience from an extraordinary new talent in fiction Spanning Korea and the United States from the postwar era to contemporary times Krys Lee's stunning fiction debut Drifting House illuminates a people torn between the traumas of their collective past and This collection of moving stories focusing on both Koreas and on Koreans in America blew me away from start to finish The writing is exuisite haunting precise surreal magical dark funny The stories are fully realized and although often focusing on the darkest thoughts and actions have heart and humanity at center You care about what the characters will do and what will happen to them even as you flinch because they are in such desperate circumstances One of the best short story collections I have read in some time

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Drifting HouseFractured when a shaman from the old country moves in next door An abandoned wife enters into a fake marriage in order to find her kidnapped daughter In the tradition of Chang rae Lee's Native Speaker and Jhumpa Lahiri's Interpreter of Maladies Drifting House is an unforgettable work by a gifted new writer I can't decide if this is a 3 or 4 star book for methere were stories I loved Beautiful Women Drifting House The Pastor's Son A Small Sorrow that captured the Korean Korean immigrant and Korean American experience in a way that was raw gritty dark complex and then there were others that felt a little too forced toward an ambiguous end I will say Lee's writing is lovely and I know there are stories I will revisit; stories that were haunting and heartfelt and tragic Be warned however very little about this collection of short stories is light there is beauty but the subject matter can be challenging and the characters deeply flawed