Crying in H Mart : a memoir / Michelle Zauner
Book | Alfred A. Knopf | 2021 | First edition.
15 holds on first copy returned of 16 copies

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Edition
First edition.
Description
239 pages ; 22 cm
Contents
Crying in H Mart -- Save your tears -- Double lid -- New York style -- Where's the wine? -- Dark matter -- Medicine -- Unni -- Where are we going? -- Living and dying -- What procellous awesomeness does not in you abound? -- Law and order -- A heavy hand -- Lovely -- My heart will go on -- Jatjuk -- Little axe -- Maangchi and me -- Kimchi fridge -- Coffee Hanjan.
Summary
"From the indie rockstar of Japanese Breakfast fame, and author of the viral 2018 New Yorker essay that shares the title of this book, an unflinching, powerful memoir about growing up Korean-American, losing her mother, and forging her own identity. In this exquisite story of family, food, grief, and endurance, Michelle Zauner proves herself far more than a dazzling singer, songwriter, and guitarist. With humor and heart, she tells of growing up the only Asian-American kid at her school in Eugene, Oregon; of struggling with her mother's particular, high expectations of her; of a painful adolescence; of treasured months spent in her grandmother's tiny apartment in Seoul, where she and her mother would bond, late at night, over heaping plates of food. As she grew up, moving to the east coast for college, finding work in the restaurant industry, performing gigs with her fledgling band--and meeting the man who would become her husband--her Koreanness began to feel ever more distant, even as she found the life she wanted to live. It was her mother's diagnosis of terminal pancreatic cancer, when Michelle was twenty-five, that forced a reckoning with her identity and brought her to reclaim the gifts of taste, language, and history her mother had given her. Vivacious and plainspoken, lyrical and honest, Michelle Zauner's voice is as radiantly alive on the page as it is onstage. Rich with intimate anecdotes that will resonate widely, and complete with family photos, Crying in H Mart is a book to cherish, share, and reread"-- Provided by publisher.
Zauner tells of growing up the only Asian-American kid at her school in Eugene, Oregon; of struggling with her mother's particular, high expectations of her; of a painful adolescence; of treasured months spent in her grandmother's tiny apartment in Seoul, where she and her mother would bond, late at night, over heaping plates of food. As she grew up her Koreanness began to feel ever more distant, even as she found the life she wanted to live. It was her mother's diagnosis of terminal pancreatic cancer that forced a reckoning with her identity and brought her to reclaim the gifts of taste, language, and history her mother had given her. -- adapted from publisher info
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Online version: Zauner, Michelle. Crying in H Mart New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2021 9780525657750 (DLC) 2020022471
ISBN
9780525657743 (hardcover)
0525657746 (hardcover)
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