Casey Hanâs 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, ideals and ambitions plays out against the colourful backdrop of New York society, its many layers, shades and divides.
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
‘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