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Drifting House

“If you are a short story lover, a reader who isn’t afraid of true things, a person who knows every other person around them hides multitudes of both light and dark secrets, read Drifting House.”
The Seattle Post Intelligencer


One of the “Ten Important Modern and Contemporary Writers from South Korea”
The Culture Trip


“Haunting . . . [Lee] is well on her way to a promising literary career.”

Junot Díaz, The New York Times Book Review

“It is [Lee’s] cool telling that allows the tectonic plates of history, social forces and circumstances to move beneath these stories, conveying the feeling that something urgent and profound is at stake, beyond the lives of these striving, damaged and unforgettable characters.”
San Francisco Chronicle

“Drifting House has shades of Jhumpa Lahiri’s Unaccustomed Earth in its rendering of split cultural identities. But even more, it recalls Alice Munro’s Too Much Happiness, holding beauty and brutality in an elegant equipoise. . . . [A] textured, knowing and brilliant debut.”
Kansas City Star

“Almost every story in Krys Lee’s collection Drifting House pulls you in, and begins to work with you as patiently as a novel. A bit of deft characterization here, a subtle pull at your sympathies there, and twenty pages pass quickly by.”
The Seattle Star

“Lee puts a very modern stamp on the age-old format.”
Vanity Fair Culture, 5 Korean Novels You Should Read Now

See Extended Coverage: Krys Lee on South Korea,writing, and disaster
Jeff Kingston, Los Angeles Review of Books






















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