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Everything Asian by Sung J. Woo
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Jun 18, 09

Recommended to Jeanne by: Booklist
Read in June, 2009

David Kim is twelve years old and has just come to the United States with his mother and sister. His father has been here for five years, establishing himself and enabling his family to finally join him.

The family owns a store in New Jersey, East Meets West. Located in a mall called Peddler Town, the Kim's store is the center of their lives. Stories of the other merchants and their families pepper David's narrative.

The point of view shifts from David to other characters, making for an uneven and even confusing narrative. This novel really reads more like a collection of short stories, with the loosest of narrative threads holding them all together.

The reviews were good, and I had high hopes for it. But I just wound up disappointed.

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