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By Patti Kim

ISBN-10: 0312190301

ISBN-13: 9780312190309

An outstanding debut and interesting new voice in multicultural fiction.

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Her eight-track tape of Lee Mi Ja, the Korean singer with large horse teeth, who sang sad love songs about crying in the pouring rain standing outside her lover's locked door. Won't you let me in? Won't you let me in? My father's ashtray was overfilled with crushed cigarette butts. My mother would have emptied it each week, tapping it on the pavement, instead of adding a half-smoked cigarette stained with lipstick to the heap. " Shielding her eyes, she came close to the window chewing food. " "I need to show Boris something.

When I didn't come to the door with my usual greeting, my father would unlock it and let himself in, mumbling something about me sleeping too much after school. No red light on the rice maker. When he lifted the lid, no rice. No soup on the stove. In the sink, dried orange juice on the sides of the glass. Dried rice and cereal stuck on the bowls. Wooden chopsticks and spoons. Dripping faucet. The table wasn't set with cups for the water, bowls for the rice, chopsticks and spoons on the right, folded napkins on the left, and last night's leftovers, slices of bean curd fried in egg with soy sauce and vinegar, in the center.

Boris's mother pointed her finger at the moon and told her son not to be long because it was late, the time wolves hunted children. I told Boris to close his eyes. Taking him by the arm, I pulled him toward my father's car. "Come on," I said. " he asked with his eyes shut tight. "Almost there," I said, opening the driver's door to my father's car. I got in first and crawled to my mother's side. "Get in. Open your eyes. Get in. Sit down. Touch the wheel. See, turn it like this. " I told Boris to pump the brakes, pump the brakes fast and hard.

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