Korean American Books

Summaries and reviews of fiction and nonfiction books by Korean American authors,
books about Korean Americans and Korea, and Korean literature in English translation,
including some academic works and a sampling on the Korean War

Friday, September 19, 2008

The Interpreter, by Suki Kim

A Korean American novel and mystery about 24-year old Suzy Park who is a court interpreter estranged from her past. Her parents were murdered in their greengrocer shop in Brooklyn, and her sister has been strangely absent for longer than that. A mystery is slowly revealed about the confluence of events surrounding the parents’ death and sister’s disappearance, and by learning the truth about her past, Suki comes to accept her own truths and disappointments, and her perceived failures in her own life.

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