For Jane Re, half-Korean, half-American orphan, Flushing, Queens is the place she's been trying to escape from her whole life. A sardonic yet vulnerable college grad, Jane toils, unappreciated, in her strict uncle's grocery store and politely observes, the traditional principle of nunchi (a combination of good manners, hierarchy, and obligation). Desperate for a new life, she's thrilled to become the au pair for the Mazer-Farleys, two Brooklyn English professors and their adopted Chinese daughter. Inducted into the world of organic food co-ops, and nineteenth century novels, Jane is the recipient of Beth Mazer's lectures on feminism and Ed Farley's very male attention. But when a family death interrupts Jane and Ed's blossoming affair, she flies off to Seoul, leaving New York far behind.
Electronic reproduction. New York : Penguin Books, 2015. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 630 KB) or Kobo app or compatible Kobo device (file size: N/A KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).