Free Food for Millionaires (Paperback)Min Jin Lee (author)
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The brilliant debut novel from the New York Times-bestselling author of Pachinko.
'Ambitious, accomplished, engrossing ... As easy to devour as a nineteenth-century romance' NEW YORK TIMES.
Casey Han's years at Princeton have given her a refined diction, an enviable golf handicap, a popular white boyfriend and a degree in economics. But no job, and a number of bad habits.
The elder daughter of working-class Korean immigrants, Casey inhabits a New York a world away from that of her parents. As Casey navigates an uneven course of small triumphs and spectacular failures, a clash of values and ambitions plays out against the colourful backdrop of New York society, its many shades and divides.
'Explores the most fundamental crisis of immigrants' children: how to bridge a generation gap so wide it is measured in oceans' Observer.
'A remarkable writer' The Times.
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Number of pages: 672
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm
'This big, beguiling book has all the distinguishing marks of a Great American Novel ... [a] remarkable writer' * The Times *
'Exquisitely evoked ... an epic meditation on love' * USA Today *
'Explores the most fundamental crisis of immigrants' children ... an insight into the secret world of Korean America' * Observer *
'It is no exaggeration to say that Lee's debut deserves to be mentioned in the same breath as Eliot's great doorstopper [Middlemarch]. What is more, it is arguably even more fun' * South China Morning Post *
'There are two memorable episodes in which an exchange of gifts reveals a gulf in regard and understanding that could have been penned by Austen herself, so well are they judged. The sisters' stories bowl absorbingly along, while their mother is also permitted a poignant starring role, receiving the same sympathetic treatment Lee extends to almost all her characters' * Daily Mail *
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