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

Sunday, October 5, 2008

When My Sister Was Cleopatra Moon by Frances Park

This family, comprised of a distant mother, insomniac father, bipolar older sister and new-age main character experiences ongoing situational traumas, racial tyranny and sexual stereotyping. It but serves to isolate the family members and ultimately brings them together. Well written, it is among the first modern contemporary works of fiction by and about Korean Americans.

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