by Min Jin Lee
(London, Apollo, 2017)
History has failed us, but no matter.
A spoiled son did more harm to a family than a dead one.
If he was supposed to di, he hoped to die swiftly to spare the innocent.
For a woman, the man you marry will determine the quality of your life completely.
The hidden privacy of her body stirred him; he craved to see her skin.
People from islands are different. We have more freedom.
One of the greatest things about being rich is having someone else wash our clothes and cook your meals.
The more she saw him, the more vivid he grew in her mind.
She treasured his stories like the beach glass and rose-colored stones she used to collect as a girl.
Being with a young girl made a man feel like a boy again.