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Clay Walls has ratings and 16 reviews. C. said: I had a special interest in this book since the writer was the wife of my mother’s cousin I learne. 1 Ronyoung Kim deplores that “A whole generation of Korean immigrants and To that end, in she wrote Clay Walls in which she portrays an invisible. An immigrant novel of quiet power and sensitivity—the story of Koreans fighting their way into American society in the years following WW I.

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IMHO, it seemed as if the novel suffered from ronyoun lack of focus. It also historcises an experience–being Korean in the US in the early part of the 20th century–that has traditionally not been given much attention. What a wonderful book this is! There’s a problem loading this menu right now. But an abrupt ending1.

At first I hated certain characters, but in each section, I learned a little more about them that helped me understood why they’re the way that they are.

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Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Chun and Haesu had fled to the United States after Korea was annexed by Japan inbut find their relationship difficult in ronyoungg States, due partly to American racial discrimination but due also to the class differences between them.


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Portions of the book can make you smile from the certain interactions between characters, while there other portions bring you back to reality and make you remember what is happening during that time. Story of Koreans who romyoung to this country while the Japanese ruled their country. Return to Book Page. Aspects of the culture’s social and family relations as well as its dress and food were depicted in an informative wals as well.

Faye grows up knowing only the States; her brothers and male friends join the military after the attack on Pearl Harborand at the end of the novel, she is being courted by a Korean medical student from Ki. Look for the Kindle MatchBook icon on print and Kindle book detail pages of qualifying books. See all 11 reviews.

Mar 31, C. I can’t believe this was part of Korean civ at the U of C. From Publishers Weekly A multigenerational tale of a Korean family’s immigration experiences in America. I loved every page of it. This book really isn’t boring, but it feels like it’s written for high schoolers or something. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Set up a giveaway. I had a special interest in this book since the writer was the wife of my mother’s cousin One person found this helpful. I haven’t found a book yet written about the people I know.


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No eBook available Walls. This was a book from Korean civ in college. Hope to read more books like this. Also–and this is one of the many good things about the novel–one gets the sense that the English used is not “standard” English but is instead sifted through another language; in this case Korean.

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Mar 19, Helena rated it liked it Recommends it for: Haesu is an arrogant young woman from an aristocratic family who is forced into an oim marriage beneath her station with Chun, a farmer’s son. I really liked it, read it for school but ended up enjoying it more than I thought I would. The novel drags as it draws to a close–Faye’s story is never as interesting as her mother’s–but this is, in all, an impressive debut, realistic, moving and finely tuned.