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Brief book review: Suki Kim — The Interpreter

The InterpreterSuki Kim: The Interpreter
Picador, 2003, 294pp

A detective story centring on a young Korean girl in New York who earns a living interpreting for the court system. By chance she comes across information which leads her to question the circumstances of her parents’ death. The novel is an interesting glimpse into the Korean underclass in New York. I was so taken up with the story and keen to know who did what to whom and why, that I read it rather too fast & missed some of the crucial detail — so now I need to go back over it again.

Well worth exploring.


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