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Summary, etc.: "Kyung Cho's home is worth less money than he owes. A tenure-track professor, he and his wife, Gillian, have always lived beyond their means. Now their decisions have caught up with them, and Kyung is anxious for his family's future: all he wants is to provide the home that was denied him to their son. Not that he ever wanted for pleasing things -- his father moved the family from Korea, and made good money engineering patents for the university that now employs his son. Kyung was raised in the town's most affluent neighborhood, in the exquisite house where his parents, Jin and Mae, still live, but his childhood was far from comfortable. Jin was always swift to anger, and whenever he took a hand to Mae, she would inflict the wounds she suffered on Kyung. With the support of his parents' pastor, Kyung brought the cycle to a halt, but he cannot bear the thought of asking them for help. Yet when Jin and Mae become victims of a violent home invasion, the dynamic suddenly changes, and Kyung is compelled to take them in. As the carefully established distance between Kyung and his parents collapses, he must reckon with his childhood, even as the life that he has built begins to crumble. As Shelter veers swiftly toward its startling conclusion, Jung Yun's debut novel leads us through dark and violent territory, where, unexpectedly, the Chos discover hope. Taut and masterfully told, it as riveting as it is profound"--
Subject: Korean Americans Fiction
Families Fiction
Family life Fiction
Genre: Domestic fiction.
Suspense fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)

Syndetic Solutions - Library Journal Review for ISBN Number 1250075610
Shelter
Shelter
by Yun, Jung
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Faced with financial crisis, college professor Kyung Cho and his wife, Gillian, are considering selling their overmortgaged home. During the initial realtor meeting, the couple discovers Kyung's mother wandering disoriented and naked beyond their backyard. Kyung misunderstands his mother's garbled Korean-the language she reverts to in shock although she's fluent in English-and concludes that she's been battered by his father again. But when he enters his parents' impeccable manse-on-the-hill seeking answers, he's shattered to find that his parents and their housekeeper are the victims of a heinous crime. As the extended Korean Irish American family attempts to reclaim their fractured lives, Kyung's decades-long suppressed rage at his abusive father and submissive mother threatens to destroy any semblance of resolution and recovery. Amid ramshackle houses and pristine abodes, finding true shelter is an elusive challenge for all. Verdict So wowed was Picador with Yun's debut novel that hundreds of extra galleys were printed to share with colleagues. How prescient indeed, because like Celeste Ng's superlauded best seller, Everything You Never Told Me, also about a dysfunctional mixed-race family's tragedy, this work should find itself on best-of lists, among major award nominations, and in eager readers' hands everywhere. [See Prepub Alert, 9/28/15.]-Terry Hong, -Smithsonian BookDragon, Washington, DC © Copyright 2016. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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In her intense debut, Jung explores the powerful legacy of familial violence and the difficulty of finding the strength and grace to forgive. As the novel opens, Kyung Cho and his wife, Gillian, are on the verge of financial calamity: they are deep in debt, and selling their house in suburban Boston won't help-their mortgage is underwater. Just when Gillian has almost convinced Kyung to swallow his pride and move in with his wealthy parents, Kyung learns that his parents have been the victims of a brutal home invasion. In an instant, Kyung must decide whether to find room in his home (and his heart) for his traumatized parents. Doing so, however, requires him to bridge the distance he's deliberately maintained from them, to overcome the resentment he bears toward his parents for his unhappy childhood and his persistent feelings of failure. As Kyung's situation grows increasingly unstable, he finds himself lapsing into familiar patterns of anger, distrust, and violence. Despite some lengthy asides, especially in the novel's first half, that threaten to drown the narrative momentum in emotional reflection, a lot happens in this family drama rife with tension and unexpected ironies. Kyung's greatest struggle, in the end, is learning how to see not only his own life but also his parents' with clarity and understanding. (Mar.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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Long before an appalling crime alters the characters' lives in Shelter, Kyung Cho rarely felt safe. Domestic violence riddled his childhood home in a tony suburb of Boston, and financial struggles later strain his life with his wife and young son in a nearby neighborhood. Two failed attempts at increasing security converge menacingly when a real-estate agent sizing up Kyung's house for resale notices a naked, older woman stumbling from the Eden-like woods in the back. This is Kyung's immigrant mother, and she and her household have been brutally attacked. The rest of Yun's skilled, deeply disconcerting debut novel follows an investigation into the origins and legacy of violence. Along with providing deft plot twists, Yun convincingly portrays Kyung's desperate attempts to assimilate, not just as the child of Korean immigrants married to an Irish American but also as a scarred son terrified of parenting his own child. The part of him that wanted to be a good father was constantly at odds with the part that didn't have one. A work of relentless psychological sleuthing and sensitive insight.--Alessio, Carolyn Copyright 2016 Booklist

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