‘I loved this book so much’ REESE WITHERSPOON
‘Suspenseful and deeply felt…raises questions about the reality of the American dream and illuminates stories that often go untold, in life as well as fiction’ CHLOE BENJAMIN, bestselling author of The Immortalists
Reminiscent of Celeste Ng’s page-turning meditations on identity, this searing mother-daughter story explores the diverse and unsettling realities of being an immigrant in America.
Margot Lee’s mother is ignoring her calls. Margot cannot understand why, until she makes a surprise trip home to Koreatown, LA. What she finds there makes her realise how little she knows about her mother, Mina.
Thirty years earlier, Mina Lee steps off a plane to take a chance on a new life in America. Stacking shelves at a Korean grocery store, the last thing she expects is to fall in love. But that moment will have shattering consequences for Mina, and everything she left behind in Seoul.