Like Wind Against Rock: A Novel Kindle Edition
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
“Shot through with humor and empathy, this well-crafted novel weaves together the stories of various lives of quiet desperation…compelling intergenerational family drama set in a Korean American community in Southern California. Readers will root for Alice to emerge from a decades-long crisis of confidence and self-doubt to reach her full potential.” —Library Journal
From the Publisher
Turns out Alice’s father had a secret, and, as she endeavors to have his journal translated from hangul by her bookkeeping client, Mr. Park, she learns a lot about her past and future. I won’t spoil anything here, however I will say that this lovely novel is the very definition of bittersweet. I both chuckled and ached for Alice and for Mr. Park. And I thought deeply about culture, love, marriage, and duty to family, as well as books and the stories they tell. I won’t soon forget this #ownvoices story.
- Danielle Marshall, Editor
- ASIN : B08CVBQ1K8
- Publisher : Lake Union Publishing (June 1, 2021)
- Publication date : June 1, 2021
- Language : English
- File size : 7571 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 217 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 154202546X
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,097 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
Reviews with images
Top reviews from the United States
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
I received a free copy of this book, but that did not affect my review.
Alice is heading towards forty. She is newly divorced, back living with her mother, and her mother, well. Talk about making a new life for yourself. Her husband and Alice’s father, recently died, and now mom goes out every night dressed in tight jeans and snazzy tops. Alice feels like life has reversed. With both mom and daughter dating, will life ever be the same?
As Alice moves through her days, she finds she is changing. Her Korean background brings the pluses she is not used to. But, finally she is having fun while learning a bit more about her family. The storyline at times seems a little juvenile, but it slaps back into place with the conversations Alice has with her mother, her clients, and her new found friends.
Inter-generational behaviors and culture, secrets and lies, and growing up take place within this book. Humorous and outlandish mixed with the serenity of the Japanese culture gives us an outlook into the everyday and used to be, lives of the characters. Alice is the interpreter of all things, and takes us with her.
Recommended. prisrob 05-01-2021
Both loved and hated every single character in this book. Even the most avid reader has NEVER seen a writing style like this! Thank you, Ms. Kim!
I did not like this book quite as much as I hoped. There were entirely too many coincidences to make the story line work. And the writing was sometimes clunky and awkward. But overall, a fun read.
Top reviews from other countries
I’m just glad I didn’t pay for it.
I liked the cultural references- it personally resonated with me on several aspects..
A book I actually made tim4e to finish! Thank you Nancy!!