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Your House Will Pay

by Steph Cha

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Your House Will Pay by Steph Cha
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    Oct 2019, 320 pages
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    Jul 2020, 320 pages

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In this contemporary tale, two families are both divided and bound by the tragic legacy of the L.A. race riots of 1992.

Steph Cha's novel Your House Will Pay shows how a legacy of violence and injustice can ripple through generations. 27 years after the Los Angeles race riots, which were triggered by the acquittal of four police officers who had savagely beaten a Black man named Rodney King in 1991, an unarmed Black teenager is shot by police. Restlessness brews, causing the most tension Los Angeles has seen for decades.

Although plenty of people begin to protest and riot, others try to shelter themselves from the tragedy and trauma. Korean-American pharmacist Grace Park is out of touch with social issues. She has her own problems to sort out: Her sister has been estranged from their parents for two years for a reason unknown to her, and she is worried they will never make amends. African-American furniture mover Shawn Matthews is exhausted by the news due to first-hand experience. After escaping gang...

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