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Catherine Chung
Catherine Chung is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship and a Director's Visitorship at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. She was a Granta New Voice, and won an Honorable Mention for the PEN/Hemingway Award with her first novel, Forgotten Country, which was a... show more
Catherine Chung is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship and a Director's Visitorship at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. She was a Granta New Voice, and won an Honorable Mention for the PEN/Hemingway Award with her first novel, Forgotten Country, which was a Booklist, Bookpage, and San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of 2012. She has a degree in mathematics from the University of Chicago, and worked at a think tank in Santa Monica before going to Cornell University for her MFA. She has published work in The New York Times and Granta, and is a fiction editor at Guernica Magazine. She lives in New York City.
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Thewanderingjew
Thewanderingjew rated it 2 months ago
The Tenth Muse, Catherine Chung, author; Cassanda Campbell, narrator This book is a fairly good representation of the books today that are being presented as literature when really they are treatises on liberal policies. Authors are chosen because of diversity and books are chosen for the progressiv...
James Allen's Literary World
James Allen's Literary World rated it 6 years ago
Forgotten Country blew me away. I felt the emotions of the lead character Janie and her experiences.
the reader of books
the reader of books rated it 8 years ago
This book depressed me.
Telynor's Library, and then some
Telynor's Library, and then some rated it 8 years ago
A story of an immigrant family from South Korea to Michigan and back again. Lots of family anguish, but an excellent look of being outsiders in another land. Janie, who is the narrator of the novel, is a very sympathetic character, caught up in a storm of rivalry, jealousy and family secret that str...
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debnance rated it 8 years ago
Janie and her family are estranged from everything that matters, estranged from their country of origin, estranged from their new home, estranged from their extended family, estranged from each other. Catherine Chung takes a look at the pain of estrangement and the desperate ways people try to bridg...
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