A riveting and courage book.
‘Keurium’ (from the Korean 그리움 ‘longing’) is a powerful and beautifully written novel about a Korean adoptee who grows up in a wealthy but abusive family in Massachusetts. There are heartbreaking passages on how even in the most awful family moments, the central character of Shay is constantly told she should be grateful that she was rescued from an orphanage, and on her constant anxiety over whether she could be truly loved by her white parents. A riveting and courage book. Must have been hard to write, but she achieved something truly meaningful. Also, since it’s published by a smaller press, it should be better known through word of mouth. Please read and spread the news. —Minsoo K.