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Chinhominey's Secret

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In this moving first novel, a Korean-American family faces not only intergenerational cultural conflicts between immigrant parents and their Americanized daughters, but also the results of a terrible prophecy made 20 years earlier.
Paperback, 224 pages
Published October 15th 2001 by Bridge Works Publishing Company (first published 2001)
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Ayesha U
Oct 15, 2013 Ayesha U rated it liked it
I've to admit it seems rather strange reading fiction by your law professor. They, that is the law and fiction, are two totally different worlds.

Anyway, my reasons for reading this rather unknown novel were; first, as mentioned above, it was written by my law professor. Second, I wanted to read and know about a Korean-American household and life. You won't believe that the only difference between Korean and Desi people is the cuisine. The rest is all the same. Materialism, set of manners, treat
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Suhayla Ahmed
Oct 20, 2016 Suhayla Ahmed rated it liked it
Kim's novel is unique; she addresses issues of assimilation, immigration, superstition, and self-esteem. Her writing lacks a subtlety, perhaps with good reason. The topics discussed are not ones to be tiptoed around. I thought her ability to project exactly what it feels like to be the best as well as the second best child without taking from the other is note-worthy. The novel can be a little hard to follow at times. Overall, would recommend.
HiphopQuyn
Dec 30, 2010 HiphopQuyn rated it liked it
A short novel, simply written, that explores marital ennui, the pain of immigration, and the trials of teenagedom, and describes a tantalizing amount of Korean food.
Helene Ehrlich
Sep 30, 2015 Helene Ehrlich rated it really liked it
Good book! About a Korean Family living in America, and their customs, cutlure, children and grandma's secret.
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