Book Notes at Largehearted Boy

lhbNobody weaves literature and music together like Largehearted Boy:

Like many readers today I am drawn to immigrant fiction, but too often the books rely on tired cliches and/or uninspired storytelling. Thankfully, that is not the case with Sung J. Woo’s exceptional debut novel, Everything Asian. Woo’s interconnected stories capture the reality of the immigrant experience while also exploring the Kims’ dysfunctional family, often through the honest eyes of young son David. Woo’s portrait of 80’s suburban New Jersey strip mall culture (told from South Korean immigrants’ perspective) is one of the year’s most surprising novels, the rare book that left me yearning for a sequel.

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