Wednesday, January 27, 2016

"Waiting On" Wednesday: Shelter by Jung Yun

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

My pick for this week is:

You can never know what goes on behind closed doors.

One of The Millions' Most Anticipated Books of the Year (Selected by Edan Lepucki)

Kyung Cho is a young father burdened by a house he can’t afford. For years, he and his wife, Gillian, have lived beyond their means. Now their debts and bad decisions are catching up with them, and Kyung is anxious for his family’s future.

A few miles away, his parents, Jin and Mae, live in the town’s most exclusive neighborhood, surrounded by the material comforts that Kyung desires for his wife and son. Growing up, they gave him every possible advantage―private tutors, expensive hobbies―but they never showed him kindness. Kyung can hardly bear to see them now, much less ask for their help. Yet when an act of violence leaves Jin and Mae unable to live on their own, the dynamic suddenly changes, and he’s compelled to take them in. For the first time in years, the Chos find themselves living under the same roof. Tensions quickly mount as Kyung’s proximity to his parents forces old feelings of guilt and anger to the surface, along with a terrible and persistent question: how can he ever be a good husband, father, and son when he never knew affection as a child?

As Shelter veers swiftly toward its startling conclusion, Jung Yun leads us through dark and violent territory, where, unexpectedly, the Chos discover hope. Shelter is a masterfully crafted debut novel that asks what it means to provide for one's family and, in answer, delivers a story as riveting as it is profound.


Laurel-Rain Snow said...

This sounds like a book I would love...thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

Jessica @ a GREAT read said...

That's totally new to me! Hope you thoroughly enjoy it once you read it!

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Barb said...

Wow. I haven't seen or heard of this one before, but you have piqued my interest. I will put it on my watch and hopefully my library will get it when it is released.

Irena BookDustMagic said...

This is the first time I'm hearing about this one. It sounds really good.

Crystal Kay said...

I haven't heard of this before but it sounds really good! I'm definitely adding it to my TBR. Awesome pick this week!

Crystal @ Nerds and Knits

Kim Griffin said...

This sounds like it would be a really good read! Thanks for sharing! I hope you enjoy it! Thanks, also, for visiting my WoW!

Cheryl Malandrinos said...

Thanks for stopping by, everyone. Sorry it took me so long to respond.