Your House Will Pay

Your House Will Pay

eBook - 2019
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"[A] suspense-filled page-turner." —Viet Thanh Nguyen, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for The Sympathizer "A touching portrait of two families bound together by a split-second decision." —Attica Locke, Edgar-Award winning author of Bluebird, Bluebird A Best Book of the Year Wall Street Journal ? Chicago Tribune ? Buzzfeed ? South Florida Sun-Sentinel ? Book Riot ? LitHub ? BOLO Books A powerful and taut novel about racial tensions in Los Angeles, following two families—one Korean-American, one African-American—grappling with the effects of a decades-old crime In the wake of the police shooting of a black teenager, Los Angeles is as tense as it's been since the unrest of the early 1990s. But Grace Park and Shawn Matthews have their own problems. Grace is sheltered and largely oblivious, living in the Valley with her Korean-immigrant parents, working long hours at the family pharmacy. She's distraught that her sister hasn't spoken to their mother in two years, for reasons beyond Grace's understanding. Shawn has already had enough of politics and protest after an act of violence shattered his family years ago. He just wants to be left alone to enjoy his quiet life in Palmdale. But when another shocking crime hits LA, both the Park and Matthews families are forced to face down their history while navigating the tumult of a city on the brink of more violence.
Publisher: [S.I.] : HarperCollins, 2019.
ISBN: 9780062868862
Additional Contributors: Overdrive Inc

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Jan 13, 2020

The PC cultural elements ruined this for me. Couldn't finish it I was so revolted.

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Trippplem
Dec 28, 2019

Wow. Extraordinary. I agree with other reviewer that this should be on every best book of 2019 list.

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KatG1983
Dec 16, 2019

I opened this book on a Sunday morning, and didn't stop reading until I was done later that day. It is an extremely compelling read that draws you in and doesn't let go. Based on true events, Your House Will Pay is a stunning examination of racism and violence; and how the cycle of violence can reverberate for years. Cha does a wonderful job of telling the story from all sides, while still acknowledging the wrongdoings. This one is going on my best of 2019 list, and I highly recommend it to all.

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