"Wise, generous in spirit, and hilariously incisive, Min Jin Lee’s novel captures the raucous and deeply moving inner life of contemporary New York, and of the new America"
– David Henry Hwang, M. Butterfly
Essays | May 05, 2011
Published at (link): Vogue
March 11, 2011, fell on a Friday, the day I run errands and go to the market. Until 2:46 p.m., about an hour before my thirteen-year-old son, Sam, would return home from his international school in Chofu, a suburb of Tokyo, it had been a good day. Once in a rare while in the life of a writer struggling on her sophomore novel, it’s possible to achieve a state of semi-contentedness by producing a few decent pages, and that morning was a halcyon interlude in my otherwise grumbling condition. After printing out my day’s work, I tidied the house, raced to the bank, paid my utility bills, then mulled over what to make for dinner for Sam and my husband, Christopher.
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