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
Thursday, February 4, 2010
The Fold, by An Na
Na’s second novel (YA) addresses the notions about Asian beauty and the prevalent eye surgery that make Asian eyes “more Western.” Joyce has to decide if she wants to have the eye surgery offered to her by her plastic-surgery-addicted aunt. Often compared as lesser than her beautiful older sister, Joyce didn’t even think about her appearance until she met the most handsome boy in her school.