Author(s): MIN JIN. LEE
Casey Han's years at Princeton have given her a refined diction, an enviable golf handicap, wealthy friends, a popular white boyfriend, and a magna cum laude 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, ideals and ambitions plays out against the colourful backdrop of New York society, its many layers, shades and divides...'Take Zadie Smith's White Teeth, add the glamour of The Devil Wears Prada, and throw in a social commentary on modern identity crises' Eve.
'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.
Min Jin Lee is a Korean-American author and journalist. Born in Seoul, her family moved to America when she was seven. She worked as a lawyer before deciding to write full time. Her second novel, Pachinko, is also published by Head of Zeus. For more information, visit minjinlee.com.