Publisher description for The queens of K-Town : a novel / by Angela Mi Young Hur.


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The story of four damaged girls who love and avenge one another in the playground of New York’s Koreatown.

Reminiscent of Jeffrey Eugenides’s The Virgin Suicides and Joyce Carol Oates’s Foxfire: Confessions of a Girl Gang, The Queens of K-town introduces us to twenty-six-year-old Cora Moon. Ten years after she watched her best friend leap off the roof of a building, she returns to New York bruised and brokenhearted, desperately trying to hold on to the pieces of her own fragile existence while simultaneously reliving her past.

Her days are flooded with memories of her first summer in Manhattan, when she became entrenched in a tight-knit group of girls who roamed the fluorescent alleyways of K-town. Along with her new teenage friends—Bev, Mina, and Soo Young—Cora navigated the fast-paced maze of nightclubs and hostess bars, engaging in backroom brawls and disastrous private meals with Korean mafia members.

A haunting tale of desire and loss, of sex and suicide, The Queens of K-Town marks the arrival of a brave new voice in fiction.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Korean Americans -- Fiction.
Young women -- Fiction.
Teenage girls -- Fiction.
New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction.