Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Pg. 69: Sung Woo's "Everything Asian"

The current feature at the Page 69 Test: Everything Asian by Sung J. Woo.

About the book, from the publisher:
You're twelve years old. A month has passed since your Korean Air flight landed at lovely Newark Airport. Your fifteen-year-old sister is miserable. Your mother isn't exactly happy, either. You're seeing your father for the first time in five years, and although he's nice enough, he might be, well--how can you put this delicately?--a loser.

You can't speak English, but that doesn't stop you from working at East Meets West, your father's gift shop in a strip mall, where everything is new.

Welcome to the wonderful world of David Kim.
Read an excerpt from Everything Asian, and learn more about the book and author at Sung J. Woo's website.

Sung J. Woo's short stories and essays have appeared in the New York Times, McSweeney’s, and KoreAm Journal. His short film was an audience choice screening of the NYC Downtown Short Film Festival 2008. Everything Asian is his first novel.

The Page 69 Test: Everything Asian.

--Marshal Zeringue