Title: Your House Will Pay
Authors: Cha, Steph
Genre: Fiction
Pages: 299
Year: 2019
Language: English
Description: It is hard to see at first glance, how the families of Grace Park and Shawn Matthews have any connection. Grace is the daughter of Korean migrants and Shawn is from the African-American community. Certainly, they all live in Los Angeles but their association harks back to the early 1990s and the simmering tensions of a city bristling with racial animosity. Moving between these earlier events and a drive-by shooting in 2019, the enduring trauma of the Park and Matthew families plays out with all of its moral complexity.

Harbouring family secrets and revenge, but also with the possibility of forgiveness, this is a gripping and thoughtful story that has real life parallels.
Categories: Fiction, Contemporary, Culture/Ethnic/Racial, Humour, Relationships, Social commentary/perspectives, America, 2021 Titles


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By: WELL 036 2021-05-14 14:20:40
Mixed reception for 'Your House Will Pay'. Half the group said they couldn't put the book down, and half said the book was ok. The whole group said they were pleased to be enlightened about the tensions between the African-Americans and Koreans in the USA. Re the racism - nothing has changed in 20 years!

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