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Atlantic City: A Novel Daniel Choi

Atlantic City: A Novel

Daniel Choi

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Yes, there will be more summers to come and good times to be remembered, but theres a vague feeling of loss because perhaps this most recent past summer would end up being the most sweetly remembered, a hazy and golden time to which subsequentMoreYes, there will be more summers to come and good times to be remembered, but theres a vague feeling of loss because perhaps this most recent past summer would end up being the most sweetly remembered, a hazy and golden time to which subsequent summers at the Shore will always be measured up against but found lacking. – Atlantic CityThe Korean-American narrator John Kim reflects on an immigrant childhood in Atlantic City, New Jersey. It is a story of struggle for survival in a strange new land. Yet hope and love brighten the daily hardships of life.In the early 1980s the Kim family arrives in Atlantic City, New Jersey, leaving behind their threadbare life in South Korea. The smart eldest son Woojin shows great promise in his studies. The younger son John struggles in school but his life is brightened by his high school classmate Luisa Domingo. The town of Absecon near Atlantic City seems like a safe place to grow up, but shadowy characters such as suburban drug dealers threaten to take John down a dangerous path in life.Meanwhile, Woojin is at odds with his stern Korean father and becomes increasingly distant from the family. His brother Johns attempts to track him down uncovers an unusual relationship that Woojin had for many years.