Stock Image
Drifting House: Krys Lee

Drifting House

Krys Lee

630 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 0670023256 / ISBN 13: 9780670023257
Published by Viking, 2012
Condition: Fine Hardcover
From Moonlighting Librarian, IOBA (Valparaiso, IN, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since November 2, 2011

Quantity Available: 1

Buy Used
Price: US$ 50.00 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 4.50 Within U.S.A. Destination, Rates & Speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

First edition, first printing. Fine book in a near fine dust jacket. Signed by author on title page without inscription. Dust jacket has some light shelf wear and a faint crease to the top front flap of dust jacket. Now protected in a mylar cover. The “autographed” band wrapped around the book can be removed if buyer desires. Packaged in a box and shipped promptly with delivery confirmation. Conscientious customer satisfaction a given. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-7544762729

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: Drifting House

Publisher: Viking

Publication Date: 2012

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

About this title

Synopsis:

An unflinching portrayal of the Korean immigrant experience from an extraordinary new talent in fiction.

Spanning Korea and the United States, from the postwar era to contemporary times, Krys Lee's stunning fiction debut, Drifting House, illuminates a people torn between the traumas of their collective past and the indignities and sorrows of their present.

In the title story, children escaping famine in North Korea are forced to make unthinkable sacrifices to survive. The tales set in America reveal the immigrants' unmoored existence, playing out in cramped apartments and Koreatown strip malls. A makeshift family is fractured when a shaman from the old country moves in next door. An abandoned wife enters into a fake marriage in order to find her kidnapped daughter.

In the tradition of Chang-rae Lee's Native Speaker and Jhumpa Lahiri's Interpreter of Maladies, Drifting House is an unforgettable work by a gifted new writer.

About the Author:

Krys Lee was born in Seoul, South Korea, raised in California and Washington, and studied in the United States and England. She was a finalist for Best New American Voices, received a special mention in the 2012 Pushcart Prize XXXVI, and her work has appeared in the Kenyon Review, Narrative magazine, Granta (New Voices), California Quarterly, Asia Weekly, The Guardian, The New Statesman, and Condé Nast Traveller, UK (forthcoming). She lives in Seoul with intervals in San Francisco.
www.kryslee.com

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

Longtime Reference/Law Librarian with a passion for books as well as helping people find the book they are seeking. Dedicated to providing personalized attention and conscientious customer service. 100% satisfaction is my goal. I'm not happy if you're not happy.

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

We guarantee the condition of every book as it's described on the Abebooks web sites. If you're dissatisfied with your purchase (Incorrect Book/Not as Described/Damaged) or if the order hasn't arrived, you're eligible for a refund within 30 days of the estimated delivery date. If you've changed your mind about a book that you've ordered, please use the Ask bookseller a question link to contact us and we'll respond within 2 business days.


Shipping Terms:

Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express

PayPal