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Free Food for Millionaires

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Casey Han's four years at Princeton gave her manythings, "But no job and a number of bad habits."Casey's parents, who live in Queens, are Korean immigrantsworking in a dry cleaner, desperately trying tohold on to their culture and their identity. Theirdaughter, on the other hand, has entered into rarifiedAmerican society via scholarships. But after graduation,Casey sees the reality of having expensive habitswithout the means to sustain them. As she navigatesManhattan, we see her life and the lives around her,culminating in a portrait of New York City and itsworld of haves and have-nots. FREE FOOD FORMILLIONAIRES offers up a fresh exploration of thecomplex layers we inhabit both in society and withinourselves. Inspired by 19th century novels such asVanity Fair and Middlemarch, Min Jin Lee examinesmaintaining one's identity within changing communitiesin what is her remarkably assured debut.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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"Min Jin Lee's keen eye for class concerns and her confident, muscular writing...make FREE FOOD FOR MILLIONAIRES a pleasure." - Meg Wolitzer

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