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Free Food for Millionaires (2007)

af Min Jin Lee

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Fiction. Literature. HTML:In this "mesmerizing" novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Pachinko, the Korean-American daughter of first-generation immigrants strives to join Manhattan's inner circle (USA Today).
Meet Casey Han: a strong-willed, Queens-bred daughter of Korean immigrants immersed in a glamorous Manhattan lifestyle she can't afford. Casey is eager to make it on her own, away from the judgements of her parents' tight-knit community, but she soon finds that her Princeton economics degree isn't enough to rid her of ever-growing credit card debt and a toxic boyfriend. When a chance encounter with an old friend lands her a new opportunity, she's determined to carve a space for herself in a glittering world of privilege, power, and wealth-but at what cost?
Set in a city where millionaires scramble for the free lunches the poor are too proud to accept, this sharp-eyed epic of love, greed, and ambition is a compelling portrait of intergenerational strife, immigrant struggle, and social and economic mobility. Addictively readable, Min Jin Lee's bestselling debut Free Food for Millionaires exposes the intricate layers of a community clinging to its old ways in a city packed with haves and have-nots.
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One star off because I have only so much tolerance for Wall Street scenes but Min Jin Lee is once again masterful at handling generational trauma with a light touch ( )
  krtierney | Jul 5, 2024 |
The main character (Casey) is so unlikeable that I could not finish the first chapter. I much preferred Pachinko and thought I'd like this just as much. ( )
  tyk314 | Jan 22, 2024 |
The main character (Casey) is so unlikeable that I could not finish the first chapter. I much preferred Pachinko and thought I'd like this just as much. ( )
  tyk314 | Jan 22, 2024 |
I had to keep reminding myself that this book was written in 1998-ish. In 1998, I myself was an undegrad enlightening myself on the issues in race, class, and gender in the United States. "Deconstruction" was a word frequently used. So, for 1998, this novel touches on many of the race/class/gender issues of Asian American women. But looking at it from today, in 2009, it was almost like the book was such a device to discuss these issues--in as many pairings of variables as possible. Like something assigned for a Sociology or American Studies course, in 1999. The story itself got lost in there. I think it was a good one, the story. But I kept losing it. Also, this story was told from the perspective of an East Coast APA woman. I myself am of the West Coast variety. Maybe these two experiences are vastly different. But it just didn't seem "real" enough to me, but instead cliched and assumptive.

That said, again, the story itself was good. I relate to the characters and they have real human emotions. I didn't really care for the protagonist, but her story was unique. ( )
  mimo | Dec 18, 2023 |
This was four hundred pages too long. It was excellent storytelling, but it was hard to invest in the characters. ( )
  Elise3105 | Aug 13, 2023 |
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Fiction. Literature. HTML:In this "mesmerizing" novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Pachinko, the Korean-American daughter of first-generation immigrants strives to join Manhattan's inner circle (USA Today).
Meet Casey Han: a strong-willed, Queens-bred daughter of Korean immigrants immersed in a glamorous Manhattan lifestyle she can't afford. Casey is eager to make it on her own, away from the judgements of her parents' tight-knit community, but she soon finds that her Princeton economics degree isn't enough to rid her of ever-growing credit card debt and a toxic boyfriend. When a chance encounter with an old friend lands her a new opportunity, she's determined to carve a space for herself in a glittering world of privilege, power, and wealth-but at what cost?
Set in a city where millionaires scramble for the free lunches the poor are too proud to accept, this sharp-eyed epic of love, greed, and ambition is a compelling portrait of intergenerational strife, immigrant struggle, and social and economic mobility. Addictively readable, Min Jin Lee's bestselling debut Free Food for Millionaires exposes the intricate layers of a community clinging to its old ways in a city packed with haves and have-nots.
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