River Junction: Stories of Life in the United States and Korea

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Join author Sukza Park on a journey to understand the emotional landscapes of Korean immigrants with their unique culture and history in this intriguing collection of stories.

The first section deals primarily with stories that address the experiences of Koreans living in the United States and the attendant issues of making a place for oneself in a foreign land. The characters in these stories wrestle with maintaining a sense of belonging to their home country while cultivating a new identity.

The second section contains stories, each exploring the lives of Koreans living in their native country. Park delves into the experiences of Korean characters—steeped in tradition, history, and culture—who must find ways of maintaining their self-worth while navigating essential human challenges.

Park creates distinctively Korean characters, capturing how these individuals grapple with universal issues of living and loving in “the sea of suffering” called life. The narratives establish the common threads of humanity shared by people everywhere. Her stories inspire empathy and recognition that can expand minds and broaden horizons.

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Sukza Park grew up in Korea and moved to the United States. There she joined her husband, a student at the time, and continued her own studies to become a toxicologist for the US Food and Drug Administration. She spent her career evaluating the safety of medical products. She and her husband live in Rockville, Maryland. They have three grown children and three grandchildren.

After her FDA career, Park fulfilled her lifelong dream of becoming a writer, completing a collection of short stories in both English and Korean and a historical novel in Korean. She has received several awards for her stories in Korean, which often deal with bridging the gap between cultures and finding the common ground between people. Living in both Korea and the United States, she knows people are remarkably different, yet fundamentally similar.

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