Free Food for Millionaires

Free Food for Millionaires

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The brilliant debut novel from the New York Times-bestselling author of Pachinko.

'Ambitious, accomplished, engrossing... As easy to devour as a nineteenth-century romance' NEW YORK TIMES.

Casey Han's years at Princeton have given her a refined diction, an enviable golf handicap, a popular white boyfriend and a degree in economics. But no job, and a number of bad habits.

The elder daughter of working-class Korean immigrants, Casey inhabits a New York a world away from that of her parents. As Casey navigates an uneven course of small triumphs and spectacular failures, a clash of values and ambitions plays out against the colourful backdrop of New York society, its many shades and divides.

'Explores the most fundamental crisis of immigrants' children: how to bridge a generation gap so wide it is measured in oceans' Observer.

'A remarkable writer' The Times.
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  • Paperback | 592 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 45mm | 463g
  • Apollo
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 9781788543071
  • 35,384

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'Ambitious, accomplished, engrossing ... as easy to devour as a 19th-century romance' New York Times .
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Ambitious, accomplished, engrossing... as easy to devour as a 19th-century romance' * New York Times * This big, beguiling book has all the distinguishing marks of a Great American Novel... [a] remarkable writer' * The Times * Exquisitely evoked... an epic meditation on love' * USA Today * Explores the most fundamental crisis of immigrants' children... an insight into the secret world of Korean America' * Observer * 'It is no exaggeration to say that Lee's debut deserves to be mentioned in the same breath as Eliot's great doorstopper [Middlemarch]. What is more, it is arguably even more fun' * South China Morning Post * 'There are two memorable episodes in which an exchange of gifts reveals a gulf in regard and understanding that could have been penned by Austen herself, so well are they judged. The sisters' stories bowl absorbingly along, while their mother is also permitted a poignant starring role, receiving the same sympathetic treatment Lee extends to almost all her characters' * Daily Mail *
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About Min Jin Lee

Min Jin Lee is the bestselling author of two novels. Pachinko was a finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction, a New York Times bestseller and was included on over 75 best books of the year lists. It is currently being adapted for television by Apple TV. Lee's debut novel Free Food for Millionaires was a Top 10 Books of the Year for The Times, NPR's Fresh Air and USA Today. Min Jin Lee's writings have appeared in The New Yorker, the TLS, the Guardian, Conde Nast Traveler, The Times and the Wall Street Journal, among others. In 2019, Lee was inducted into the New York Foundation for the Arts Hall of Fame. She serves as a trustee of PEN America, a director of the Authors Guild and on the National Advisory Board of the Immigration Initiative at Harvard.
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4 39% (7,730)
3 26% (5,151)
2 7% (1,330)
1 2% (388)
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