Clay Walls has ratings and 16 reviews. C. said: I had a special interest in this book since the writer was the wife of my mother’s cousin I learne. 1 Ronyoung Kim deplores that “A whole generation of Korean immigrants and To that end, in she wrote Clay Walls in which she portrays an invisible. An immigrant novel of quiet power and sensitivity—the story of Koreans fighting their way into American society in the years following WW I.

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As one generation gives over to the next, the focus of Clay Walls shifts to Haesu’s daughter, Faye, who must find her place between her mother’s world and the United States outside her front door Please try again later.

Clay Walls by Ronyoung Kim

Story of Koreans who came to this country while the Japanese ruled their country. This is a beautifully written book about struggles of being an immigrant early ‘s.

It is divided into three parts: Shaina Amienyi rated it liked it Feb 08, This is one of the few books that I never finished reading.

Fancypants rated it rohyoung was amazing Jul 29, I picked this book up off my shelf last week while I was sick A nice read, especially for those who are curious about what it meant to wallw like a Korean American. The names of the characters were fictional, tho I could tell from the characters who the real people were Tydeara rated it did not like it Sep 08, Bound not by love, but by tradition, she follows him to America where they begin their life together.


Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. When the Depression comes, Chun loses his job, gambles away their home, and finally dies alone, a bellhop in a Reno hotel. This results in an exciting plot full of well-developed characters that you truly feel emotions for wzlls unique storytelling that grabs your attention at every turn.

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See all 11 reviews. It does portray the pioneers of the Korean-American community well, along with all the struggles. Ethan rated it it was ok Nov 17, Unfortunately, she made no observations about what this did to the self image or the self esteem of these young people.


A new contribution to American ‘literary ethnography,’ this fictionalized account is a Korean-American complement to Alex Haley’s best seller. Dodie Williams cpay it liked it Dec 31, The book is loosely based on my great-grandparent’s life in America, and it is an important Korean-American history as well. I like the mother character. Customers who viewed this item also viewed.

Randolph; Haesu “did not know the English equivalent for ‘low woman’ but she did know how to say, ‘I quit’ and later said it to Mrs. This page was last edited on 25 Januaryat Born a yangban, or an aristocrat, Haesu is determined never Haesu is an arrogant young woman from an aristocratic family who is forced into an arranged marriage beneath her station with Chun, a farmer’s son.


What a wonderful book this is! Overall, this novel does a masterful job of accurately portraying Koreans in their struggle to adapt to new situations in America and the impact of the Clxy aggression in both Asia and later on in America.

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Nov 23, Chanda Prescod-weinstein rated it liked it. Return to Book Page. Thousands of books are eligible, including current and former best sellers.

Write a customer review. Having done some reading on Korean related topics and fiction in the last year or two I hoped this well regarded novel xlay be a worthwhile read.

Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Randolph; Haesu “did not know the English equivalent for ‘low woman’ but she did know how to say, ‘I quit’ and later wals it to Mrs. I love Haesu’s personality.

Jul 30, Chris rated it did not like it. If you are a seller for this product, claay you like to suggest updates through seller support? I did find the language a little anachronistic but perhaps that is a deliberate rhetorical device since the novel is set in the first 50 years of this century. Bri rated it liked it Nov 24,