When I glanced at the cover of Everything Asian,
which features a grinning adolescent Asian boy about
to devour a huge hamburger, I envisioned a book
about twelve-year-old David Kim's culture clashes as
a newly arrived Korean immigrant in the United States. I was right; the book is filled with Korean practices
juxtaposed against experiences in this country. But
it is a book overflowing with so much more than
that, too. Sung J. Woo writes not only from
David's perspective, but also from the standpoint of
the many characters David knows from the Peddlers
Town mall, the microcosm of America where the Kim
family's gift shop is located.
Holding an MFA degree from New York University, Woo has published many of his essays and short stories in The New York Times...
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