Shelter by Jung Yun audiobook

Shelter: A Novel

By Jung Yun
Read by Raymond Lee

Macmillan Audio 9781250075611
8.76 Hours Unabridged
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You can never know what goes on behind closed doors. One of The Millions' Most Anticipated Books of the Year (Selected by Edan Lepucki) Kyung Cho is a young father burdened by a house he can’t afford. For years, he and his wife, Gillian, have lived beyond their means. Now their debts and bad decisions are catching up with them, and Kyung is anxious for his family’s future. A few miles away, his parents, Jin and Mae, live in the town’s most exclusive neighborhood, surrounded by the material comforts that Kyung desires for his wife and son. Growing up, they gave him every possible advantage—private tutors, expensive hobbies—but they never showed him kindness. Kyung can hardly bear to see them now, much less ask for their help. Yet when an act of violence leaves Jin and Mae unable to live on their own, the dynamic suddenly changes, and he’s compelled to take them in. For the first time in years, the Chos find themselves living under the same roof. Tensions quickly mount as Kyung’s proximity to his parents forces old feelings of guilt and anger to the surface, along with a terrible and persistent question: how can he ever be a good husband, father, and son when he never knew affection as a child? As Shelter veers swiftly toward its startling conclusion, Jung Yun leads us through dark and violent territory, where, unexpectedly, the Chos discover hope. Shelter is a masterfully crafted debut that asks what it means to provide for one's family and, in answer, delivers a story as riveting as it is profound.

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Summary

Summary

A Millions.com Pick for Most Anticipated Books of the Year

Finalist for the 2016 Barnes & Noble Discover Award

A Bustle Pick for Most Anticipated Books of the Year

Nominated for Goodreads Choice Awards, 2016

You can never know what goes on behind closed doors.

One of The Millions' Most Anticipated Books of the Year (Selected by Edan Lepucki)

Kyung Cho is a young father burdened by a house he can’t afford. For years, he and his wife, Gillian, have lived beyond their means. Now their debts and bad decisions are catching up with them, and Kyung is anxious for his family’s future.

A few miles away, his parents, Jin and Mae, live in the town’s most exclusive neighborhood, surrounded by the material comforts that Kyung desires for his wife and son. Growing up, they gave him every possible advantage—private tutors, expensive hobbies—but they never showed him kindness. Kyung can hardly bear to see them now, much less ask for their help. Yet when an act of violence leaves Jin and Mae unable to live on their own, the dynamic suddenly changes, and he’s compelled to take them in. For the first time in years, the Chos find themselves living under the same roof. Tensions quickly mount as Kyung’s proximity to his parents forces old feelings of guilt and anger to the surface, along with a terrible and persistent question: how can he ever be a good husband, father, and son when he never knew affection as a child?

As Shelter veers swiftly toward its startling conclusion, Jung Yun leads us through dark and violent territory, where, unexpectedly, the Chos discover hope. Shelter is a masterfully crafted debut that asks what it means to provide for one's family and, in answer, delivers a story as riveting as it is profound.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“This absorbing, suspenseful debut tracks familial obligation and the legacy of trauma…as [Kyung’s] family is forced to confront the past and the price it has paid for stability.” New Yorker
“Gripping…Yun shows how, although shelter doesn’t guarantee safety and blood doesn’t guarantee love, there’s something inextricable about the relationship between a child and a parent.” New York Times Book Review
“Pitch-perfect…[with] flawed narrator Kyung and a high-tension story line…An unexpected page-turner.” Globe and Mail (Toronto)
“May be a family drama, but it has all the tension of a thriller. It’s a sharp knife of a novel…tautly constructed and played without mercy.” Los Angeles Times

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Author

Author Bio: Jung Yun

Author Bio: Jung Yun

JUNG YUN was born in South Korea, grew up in North Dakota, and was educated at Vassar College, the University of Pennsylvania, and University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Her work has appeared in Tin House (the Emerging Voices issue); The Best of Tin House: Stories, edited by Dorothy Allison; and the Massachusetts Review. She is the recipient of two Artist Fellowships in fiction from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and an honorable mention for the Pushcart Prize. She serves as an assistant Professor of English at the George Washington University.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 8.76
Audience: Adult
Language: English