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Shelter

Label
Shelter
Title
Shelter
Statement of responsibility
Jung Yun
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 2016 So FarLonglisted for the Center for Fiction First Novel PrizeKyung 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
Summary
Kyung Cho, struggling to make ends meet for his family, must grapple with his increasing anger when a tragedy forces his wealthy and estranged parents to move in with him
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
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10472882
Cataloging source
DLC
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Yun, Jung
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
  • Suspense
  • Thriller
Target audience
adult
Label
Shelter
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:1fb1ffa1-ecec-42f7-b1e6-641d09511d14
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781250075642
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Shelter
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:1fb1ffa1-ecec-42f7-b1e6-641d09511d14
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781250075642
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Lionel Bowen Library and Community CentreBorrow it
      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
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