Shelter: A Novel

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Author: Yun, Jung

Brand: Picador USA

Edition: First Edition


  • Picador USA

Number Of Pages: 336

Release Date: 15-03-2016

Details: Product Description "Shelter is domestic drama at its best, a gripping narrative of secrets and revelations that seized me from beginning to end."―Viet Thanh Nguyen, Pulitzer Prize-Winning author of The SympathizerOne of The Millions' Most Anticipated Books of the Year (Selected by Edan Lepucki) Now BuzzFeed's #1 Most Buzzed About Book of the YearLonglisted for the Center for Fiction First Novel PrizeNamed a Best Literary Debut of the Year by Buzzfeed and a Best Book of the Year by MPRKyung Cho is a young father burdened by a house he can’t afford. For years, he and his wife, Gillian, have lived beyond their means. Now their debts and bad decisions are catching up with them, and Kyung is anxious for his family’s future. A few miles away, his parents, Jin and Mae, live in the town’s most exclusive neighborhood, surrounded by the material comforts that Kyung desires for his wife and son. Growing up, they gave him every possible advantage―private tutors, expensive hobbies―but they never showed him kindness. Kyung can hardly bear to see them now, much less ask for their help. Yet when an act of violence leaves Jin and Mae unable to live on their own, the dynamic suddenly changes, and he’s compelled to take them in. For the first time in years, the Chos find themselves living under the same roof. Tensions quickly mount as Kyung’s proximity to his parents forces old feelings of guilt and anger to the surface, along with a terrible and persistent question: how can he ever be a good husband, father, and son when he never knew affection as a child? As Shelter veers swiftly toward its startling conclusion, Jung Yun leads us through dark and violent territory, where, unexpectedly, the Chos discover hope. Shelter is a masterfully crafted debut novel that asks what it means to provide for one's family and, in answer, delivers a story as riveting as it is profound. Review "In Shelter, Jung Yun takes Tolstoy’s idea that every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way and packages it in the most familiar expression of the American Dream: owning a home. What the parents and children in this novel discover is that they can neither take shelter in their houses nor their families. This is domestic drama at its best, a gripping narrative of secrets and revelations that seized me from beginning to end."―Viet Thanh Nguyen, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author of The Sympathizer "This absorbing, suspenseful début tracks familial obligation and the legacy of trauma... The narrative piles on surprises at a tightly controlled clip, as [Kyung's] family is forced to confront the past and the price it has paid for stability."―The New Yorker "Gripping...Yun shows how, although shelter doesn’t guarantee safety and blood doesn’t guarantee love, there’s something inextricable about the relationship between a child and a parent…Shelter is captivating.”―The New York Times Book Review "I read the greater part of Jung Yun's Shelter in a 14-hour sitting, interrupted by only five hours of sleep. I was on a trip, with other people, but I couldn't do anything until I was finished; Yun's debut may be a family drama, but it has all the tension of a thriller. It's a sharp knife of a novel―powerful and damaging, and so structurally elegant that it slides right gets better and richer with every page...Like the writer's version of a no-hitter, Shelter is a marvel of skill and execution, tautly constructed and played without mercy."―Steph Cha, Los Angeles Times "Jung Yun dazzles in her haunting debut."―US Weekly “[A] harrowing hybrid of wrenching domestic drama and nail-biting crime procedural―Ordinary People meets In Cold Blood.”―Passport “[A] fearless and thrilling debut.”―Town & Country "The tension inside Kyung [is] visceral...Yun skillfully makes his unraveling feel fast-paced and urgent."―Entertainment Weekly “Yun keeps the suspense and family drama racing neck and neck... Shelter is a suspenseful, illuminating first novel.”―Jane Ciabattari, (Nine

EAN: 9781250075611

Languages: English

Binding: Hardcover

Item Condition: New