Clay Walls has ratings and 16 reviews. C. said: I had a special interest in this book since the writer was the wife of my mother’s cousin I learne. 1 Ronyoung Kim deplores that “A whole generation of Korean immigrants and To that end, in she wrote Clay Walls in which she portrays an invisible. An immigrant novel of quiet power and sensitivity—the story of Koreans fighting their way into American society in the years following WW I.

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What a wonderful book this is! Jay rated it really liked it Aug 05, My library Help Advanced Book Search.

Voices from Colonial Korea, The book is divided into three sections, with each section following a different character, which gives a dynamic feeling when reading about the same situation. I admit this book at times reads like a book written for young adults but the message and storyline is informative and interesting and tugs at the heart.

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Mar 31, C. Haesu takes a job to support her family and eventually sells off a piece of land in Korea she was using to connect her to Korea. But I ended up feeling that much more of this could have been done. Other editions – View all Clay Walls: A nicely done work with good historical grounding.

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Divided into three parts, “Clay Walls” tells one family’s story from the perspective of three different characters who each offer a unique standpoint on their own family, American society, and the rinyoung of being an Asian-American in this period. American writers of Korean descent births deaths 20th-century American novelists American novelists of Asian descent Writers from Los Angeles American women novelists ,im American women writers American women of Korean descent.

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Portions of the book can make you smile from the certain interactions between characters, while there other portions bring you back to reality and make you remember what is happening during that time.

And with that I’m reminded of a friend’s recent review of The Kite Runner.

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Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Permanent Press March 1, Language: I did find the language a little anachronistic but perhaps that is a deliberate rhetorical device since the novel is set in the first 50 years of this century. Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger.

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The struggles experienced by Haesu’s children as second generation of immigrant parents were presented in a rather superficial way. Share your thoughts with other customers. What a wonderful book this is!

It’s not a bad book at all, and it does teach something about Korean American history I picked this book up off my shelf last week while I was sick The author is brutally honest, sometimes to the point of slight discomfort of the reader. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. This article needs additional citations for verification. I admit this book at times reads like a book written for young adults but the message and storyline is informative and interesting and tugs at the heart.