Publication Date: 05/08/2021 ISBN: 9781801105323 Category:

Free Food for Millionaires

Min Jin Lee

Publisher: Head of Zeus
Publication Date: 05/08/2021 ISBN: 9781801105323 Category:
Paperback / Softback




The brilliant debut novel from the New York Times-bestselling author of Pachinko.

‘Ambitious, accomplished, engrossing… As easy to devour as a nineteenth-century romance’ NEW YORK TIMES.

Casey Han’s years at Princeton have given her a refined diction, an enviable golf handicap, a popular white boyfriend and a degree in economics. But no job, and a number of bad habits.

The elder daughter of working-class Korean immigrants, Casey inhabits a New York a world away from that of her parents. As Casey navigates an uneven course of small triumphs and spectacular failures, a clash of values and ambitions plays out against the colourful backdrop of New York society, its many shades and divides.

‘Explores the most fundamental crisis of immigrants’ children: how to bridge a generation gap so wide it is measured in oceans’ Observer.

‘A remarkable writer’ The Times.

Publisher Review

'Ambitious, accomplished, engrossing ... as easy to devour as a 19th-century romance' * New York Times * 'This big, beguiling book has all the distinguishing marks of a Great American Novel ... [a] remarkable writer' * The Times * 'Exquisitely evoked ... an epic meditation on love' * USA Today * 'Explores the most fundamental crisis of immigrants' children ... an insight into the secret world of Korean America' * Observer * 'It is no exaggeration to say that Lee's debut deserves to be mentioned in the same breath as Eliot's great doorstopper [Middlemarch]. What is more, it is arguably even more fun' * South China Morning Post * 'There are two memorable episodes in which an exchange of gifts reveals a gulf in regard and understanding that could have been penned by Austen herself, so well are they judged. The sisters' stories bowl absorbingly along, while their mother is also permitted a poignant starring role, receiving the same sympathetic treatment Lee extends to almost all her characters' * Daily Mail *

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