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The Resource Nuclear family : a novel, Joseph Han

Nuclear family : a novel, Joseph Han

Label
Nuclear family : a novel
Title
Nuclear family
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Joseph Han
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Mr. and Mrs. Cho run a successful chain of Hawai'ian plate lunch restaurants, and their adult children are finding their way in the world: 21-year-old Grace is graduating in a few months, and 25-year-old Jacob is teaching English in Seoul. They're set to take over the restaurants when Umma and Appa retire. But when Jacob is captured by the South Korean government for attempting to run across the DMZ, the Chos' peaceful lives are shattered. What could possess Jacob to do something so stupid? The Chos don't know that Jacob has been literally possessed by his wily grandfather's ghost, don't know that Jacob is hiding his bisexuality and confusion over his identity as a Korean-American; they don't know that Grace is constantly stoned and plotting her escape from the island and her family's expectations. The children don't know the burdens of their immigrant parents. Joseph Han draws from Korean myth to explore the generational trauma experienced by families shattered by partition, and the impacts of American imperialism on the Korean peninsula. Nuclear Family is a spectacular debut novel--at once devastating and hilarious--about the memories that bind and divide families, and the yearning for home"--
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
11061103
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Han, Joseph
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Korean Americans
  • Korean Americans
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Family secrets
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Family secrets
  • Bisexuals
  • Ghost stories
  • Honolulu (Hawaii)
  • Korean Demilitarized Zone (Korea)
  • Hawaii
  • Korea
Target audience
adult
Label
Nuclear family : a novel, Joseph Han
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First hardcover edition.
Extent
299 pages
Isbn
9781640094864
Lccn
2021027684
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1256592101
Label
Nuclear family : a novel, Joseph Han
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First hardcover edition.
Extent
299 pages
Isbn
9781640094864
Lccn
2021027684
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1256592101

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