The Last Story of Mina Lee by Nancy Jooyoun Kim

The Last Story of Mina Lee by Nancy Jooyoun Kim

Margot Lee’s mother, Mina, isn’t returning her calls. It’s a mystery to twenty-six-year-old Margot, until she visits her childhood apartment in Koreatown, LA, and finds that her mother has suspiciously died. The discovery sends Margot digging through the past, unravelling the tenuous invisible strings that held together her single mother’s life as a Korean War orphan and an undocumented immigrant, only to realize how little she truly knew about her mother. Interwoven with Margot’s present-day search is Mina’s story of her first year in Los Angeles as she navigates the promises and perils of the American myth of reinvention. While… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Racism
  • Attempted rape & sexual assault
  • Sexual harassment
  • Domestic abuse mentioned
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Cancer
  • Death of a mother
  • Death of a daughter
  • Death of a husband
  • Gun violence
  • Stalking mentioned
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