A wonderfully resplendent evocation of a newcomer's America' (Chang-rae Lee, author of Native Speaker) by the father of Korean American literature Having fled Japanese-occupied Korea for the gleaming promise of the United States with nothing but four dollars and a suitcase full of Shakespeare to his name, the young, idealistic Chungpa Han arrives in a New York teeming with expatriates, businessmen, students, scholars, and indigents. Struggling to support his studies, he travels throughout the United States and Canada, becoming by turns a traveling salesman, a domestic worker, and a farmer, and observing along the way the idealism, greed, and shifting values of the industrializing twentieth century.

ISBN: 9780143134305
Publication date: 21/05/2019
Format: Paperback
Pages: 384