02 Mar / Clay Walls by Ronyoung Kim [in What Do I Read Next? Multicultural Literature]
Haesu Chun, newly arrived in the U.S. from Korea with her husband, struggles to establish a home in a foreign land. Born into a wealthy family, Haesu is initially ill-prepared for the racism, humiliation, and economic hardships she must endure as an immigrant, but through tenacity and fortitude, survives personal tragedy and raises three independent children.
One of the few literary works that deals with the early Korean American experience (from the 1920s), including the immigrant Korean’s long-distance devotion and economic support for the struggling homeland trying desperately to free herself from Japanese occupation.