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Life hits rock bottom for 12-year-old Peter Kim when his family’s apartment gets burglarized and he loses his most-prized possession, an Apple computer. Las Cucarachas documents the most important 48 hours of a young urban boy’s life.

”Park has created an Asian Candide, satirizing political and national fanaticism.” —from Ten Magazine review of Boy Genius

Yongsoo Park is a novelist, filmmaker and playwright. His debut novel Boy Genius was recognized as a Notable Title for the 2002 Kiriyama Book Prize and as a finalist for the 2003 Asian American Literary Awards. A former Van Lier Fellowship winner at the Asian American Writers’ Workshop, Park was born in South Korea and now lives in Harlem with his wife.

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Award-winning author Yongsoo Park presents a powerful coming-of-age story of a young boy on the edges of New York City.

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Fiction. Asian American Studies. Yongsoo Park, award-winning author of BOY GENIUS, presents a groundbreaking, stylized masterpiece documenting the most important forty-eight hours of a twelve-year-old's life. For narrator Peter Kim, life isn't easy. The thugs in his neighborhood are out to get him. His best friend suddenly hates his guts. And he's stuck wasting his summer babysitting his weirdo little brother. But things hit absolute rock bottom when his family's apartment gets burglarized and he loses his most-prized possession. With humor and social consciousness, the novel explores Asian American culture in an urban setting. Peter Kim is a "modern-day, Korean-American Holden Caulfield"--T Cooper, author of SOME OF THE PARTS.

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Yongsoo Park is a novelist, filmmaker and playwright. His debut novel BOY GENIUS was recognized as a Notable Title for the 2002 Kiriyama Book Prize and as a finalist for the 2003 Asian American Literary Awards. A former Van Lier Fellowship winner at the Asian American Writers' Workshop, Park was born in South Korea and now lives in Harlem with his wife.

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ISBN:
9781888451566
Author:
Park, Yongsoo
Publisher:
Akashic Books
Subject:
General
Subject:
Boys
Subject:
Asia - General
Subject:
Gangs
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Literary
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Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
June 2004
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TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
220
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.6 in 7 oz

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Award-winning author Yongsoo Park presents a powerful coming-of-age story of a young boy on the edges of New York City.
"Synopsis" by , Fiction. Asian American Studies. Yongsoo Park, award-winning author of BOY GENIUS, presents a groundbreaking, stylized masterpiece documenting the most important forty-eight hours of a twelve-year-old's life. For narrator Peter Kim, life isn't easy. The thugs in his neighborhood are out to get him. His best friend suddenly hates his guts. And he's stuck wasting his summer babysitting his weirdo little brother. But things hit absolute rock bottom when his family's apartment gets burglarized and he loses his most-prized possession. With humor and social consciousness, the novel explores Asian American culture in an urban setting. Peter Kim is a "modern-day, Korean-American Holden Caulfield"--T Cooper, author of SOME OF THE PARTS.
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