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Evening Hero Audiobook, by Marie Myung-Ok Lee
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Evening Hero Audiobook, by Marie Myung-Ok Lee
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Release Date: May 10, 2022
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The audiobook will be available for pre-order on April 19, 2022. Check back on that date to pre-order this title for the May 10, 2022 release!

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Author: Marie Myung-Ok Lee Narrator: Narrator Info Added Soon Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Audio Length: Release Date: May 10, 2022 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781797140278

Publisher Description

A sweeping, lyrical novel following a Korean immigrant pursuing the American dream who must confront the secrets of the past or risk watching the world he’s worked so hard to build come crumbling down.

Dr. Yungman Kwak is in the twilight of his life. Every day for the last fifty years, he has brushed his teeth, slipped on his shoes, and headed to Horse Breath’s General Hospital, where, as an obstetrician, he treats the women and babies of the small rural Minnesota town he chose to call home.

This was the life he longed for. The so-called American dream. He immigrated from Korea after the Korean War, forced to leave his family, ancestors, village, and all that he knew behind. But his life is built on a lie. And one day, a letter arrives that threatens to expose it.

Yungman’s life is thrown into chaos—the hospital abruptly closes, his wife refuses to spend time with him, and his son is busy investing in a struggling health start-up. Yungman faces a choice—he must choose to hide his secret from his family and friends or confess and potentially lose all he’s built. He begins to question the very assumptions on which his life is built—the so-called American dream, with the abject failure of its healthcare system, patient and neighbors who perpetuate racism, a town flawed with infrastructure, and a history that doesn’t see him in it.

Toggling between the past and the present, Korea and America, Evening Hero is a sweeping, moving, darkly comic novel about a man looking back at his life and asking big questions about what is lost and what is gained when immigrants leave home for new shores.

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About the Author

Marie Myung-Ok Lee is the author of Somebody’s Daughter, the YA novel Finding My Voice (heralded as the first Korean-American #OwnVoices novel for teens), and middle grade novels If It Hadn’t Been for Yoon Jun and Night of the Chupacabras. Her books have won awards such as Friends of American Writers, New York Public Library’s Best Books for the Teen Age, and NCTE’s Children’s Choice. She has been a judge for the National Book Awards, a Fulbright Fellow, and one of the first Korean American journalists allowed into North Korea. She currently teaches creative writing as a Writer-in-Residence at Columbia University’s Center for the Study of Ethnicity & Race, and has an adult son on the autistic spectrum, who inspired her latest novel.