Drifting House

Drifting House

Large Print - 2012
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Spanning Korea and the United States from the postwar era to today, Krys Lee illuminates a people torn between the traumas of their collective past and the indignities and sorrows of their present. This stunning debut collection includes tales of children escaping famine in North Korea who must make unthinkable sacrifices to survive, and immigrants to America living an unmoored existence in cramped apartments and Koreatown strip malls.
Publisher: Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, 2012.
Edition: Large print edition
ISBN: 9781410447845
Branch Call Number: LARGE PRINT LEE K
Characteristics: 291 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
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Aug 08, 2018

Just some warnings about the book it is not suitable for children and it contains sensitive martial.

Drifting House is a collection of short stories about Koreans and their hardships, loves, and facing their haunting truths set in the postwar era to modern times.

It's truly an amazing book, you get so invested in these charters lives even if we only know them for a short period of time. I would definitely describe this book as haunting yet powerful. We read about the hard lives of our charters and what they are going through from becoming a mail order bride to escaping from North Korea.

To me personally, Krys Lee's writing in this book just flowed so well and was almost like reading poetry. The way that Lee is so detailed in her writing amazed me. I've never read a book that has really taken my breath away because of its writing.

One of my favorite aspects in this book is the thinking, once you're done with a story it sticks with you, sometimes in these stories, there is no crystal clear ending and it leaves you really processing and using your imagination to interpret your meaning of the ending. I really loved that I feel like my interruption to a story may be different from anyone else's truly making these stories immortal.

I highly recommend this book, it's a haunting read that leaves you thinking and craving more from the author.

I gave this book a 5 out of 5 it was the first book I've read outside the young adult genre and now my standers for writing and stories have been risen because of this book.

debwalker Feb 06, 2012

Stories of lives caught in the drift between America and Korea.


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