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Casey Han's parents, who live in Queens, are Korean immigrants working in a dry cleaner, desperately trying to hold on to their culture and their identity. Their daughter, on the other hand, has entered into rarified American society via scholarships. Free Food for Millionaires offers up a fresh exploration of the complex layers we inhabit both in society and within ourselves and examines maintaining one's identity within changing communities.

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Casey Han's four years at Princeton gave her many things, "But no job and a number of bad habits." Casey's parents, who live in Queens, are Korean immigrants working in a dry cleaner, desperately trying to hold on to their culture and their identity. Their daughter, on the other hand, has entered into rarified American society via scholarships. But after graduation, Casey sees the reality of having expensive habits without the means to sustain them. As she navigates Manhattan, we see her life and the lives around her, culminating in a portrait of New York City and its world of haves and have-nots.

Free Food for Millionaires offers up a fresh exploration of the complex layers we inhabit both in society and within ourselves. Inspired by nineteenth-century novels such as Vanity Fair and Middlemarch, Min Jin Lee examines maintaining one's identity within changing communities in what is her remarkably assured debut.

"Free Food for Millionaires stakes out new ground for twenty-first-century American literature, territory both profoundly enlightening and utterly enjoyable." ---David Henry Hwang, playwright, M. Butterfly

"Shelly Frasier's adept reading of this thoughtful audiobook eloquently raises questions about American social strata.... Frasier keeps Casey honest with her no-nonsense performance." ---AudioFile

"""Accomplished and engrossing…. It's a feat of coordination
and contrast that could kill a chameleon, but Lee pulls it off with conviction."" ---The New York Times Book Review"

"Noteworthy.... Wide-ranging, sympathetic and well worth reading." ---Publishers Weekly
USA Today Top Ten Book of 2007

New York Times Bestseller

Free Food for Millionaires

A Novel

Author Min Jin Lee

Narrated by Shelly Frasier

Publication date Jun 15, 2007

Running time 21 hrs

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