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Free Food for Millionaires by Min Jin Lee
Literary fiction

Free Food for Millionaires

Debut
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by Min Jin Lee

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The culture, class, and family clashes within the life of an impossibly ambitious woman.

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    400+ pages

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    Social issues

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    Literary

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    Critically acclaimed

Synopsis

Casey Han's four years at Princeton gave her many things, "But no job and a number of bad habits." Casey's parents, who live in Queens, are Korean immigrants working in a dry cleaner, desperately trying to hold on to their culture and their identity. Their daughter, on the other hand, has entered into rarified American society via scholarships. But after graduation, Casey sees the reality of having expensive habits without the means to sustain them. As she navigates Manhattan, we see her life and the lives around her, culminating in a portrait of New York City and its world of haves and have-nots.

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