Free Food for Millionaires (Paperback)

By Min Jin Lee

Grand Central Publishing, 9780446699853, 592pp.

Publication Date: April 9, 2008

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Description

FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST PACHINKO

New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice
NPR Fresh Air Top Ten Books of the Year
USA Today Top Ten Books of the Year
The Times (London) Top Ten Books of the Year

In her critically acclaimed debut, National Book Award finalist Min Jin Lee introduces the indelible Casey Han: a strong-willed, Queens-bred daughter of Korean immigrants who is addicted to a glamorous Manhattan lifestyle she cannot afford. Fresh out of Princeton with an economics degree, no job, and a popular white boyfriend, Casey is determined to carve a space for herself in the glittering world she craves-but at what cost?

Lee's bestselling, sharp-eyed, sweeping epic of love, greed, and hunger-set in a landscape where millionaires scramble for the free lunches the poor are too proud to accept-is an addictively readable, startlingly sympathetic portrait of intergenerational strife and immigrant struggle, exposing the intricate layers of a community clinging to its old ways in a city packed with haves and have-nots.



About the Author

Min Jin Lee's debut novel, Free Food for Millionaires, was one of the "Top 10 Novels of the Year" for the Times (London), NPR's Fresh Air, and USA Today. Her second novel, Pachinko, was a finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction in 2017 and was named one of the "Top Ten Books of the Year" by the New York Times. Her short fiction has been featured on NPR's Selected Shorts. Her writings have appeared in The Times Literary Supplement, Condé Nast Traveler, The Times (London), Vogue, Travel+Leisure, Wall Street Journal, New York Times Magazine, and Food & Wine. Her essays and literary criticism have been anthologized widely. She served as a columnist for the Chosun Ilbo, the leading paper of South Korea. She lives in New York with her family.


Praise For Free Food for Millionaires

"Mesmerizing...Not since Jhumpa Lahiri's The Namesake has an author so exquisitely evoked what it's like to be an immigrant."—--USA Today

"This big, beguiling book has all the distinguishing marks of a Great American novel."—--The Times (London)

"Lee has updated the Victorian novel of progress to a postmodern, postfeminist world and imagined a character whose circumstances feel universal."—--Chicago Tribune