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Shelter - A Novel

Jung Yun

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You can never know what goes on behind closed doors. One of The Millions' Most Anticipated Books of the Year (Selected by Edan Lepucki) Kyung Cho is a young father burdened by a house he can't afford. For years, he and his wife, Gillian, have lived beyond their means. Now their debts and bad decisions are catching up with them, and Kyung is anxious for his family's future. A few miles away, his parents, Jin and Mae, live in the town's most exclusive neighborhood, surrounded by the material comforts that Kyung desires for his wife and son. Growing up, they gave him every possible advantage-private tutors, expensive hobbies-but they never showed him kindness. Kyung can hardly bear to see them now, much less ask for their help. Yet when an act of violence leaves Jin and Mae unable to live on their own, the dynamic suddenly changes, and he's compelled to take them in. For the first time in years, the Chos find themselves living under the same roof. Tensions quickly mount as Kyung's proximity to his parents forces old feelings of guilt and anger to the surface, along with a terrible and persistent question: how can he ever be a good husband, father, and son when he never knew affection as a child? As Shelter veers swiftly toward its startling conclusion, Jung Yun leads us through dark and violent territory, where, unexpectedly, the Chos discover hope. Shelter is a masterfully crafted debut that asks what it means to provide for one's family and, in answer, delivers a story as riveting as it is profound.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Raymond Lee

Length:

8h 45m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

23:32


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

19:22


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

18:00


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

24:22


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

26:47


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

29:37


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

28:05


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

19:38


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

22:06


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

23:46


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

19:10


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

17:55


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

19:03


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

20:38


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

22:46


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

15:07


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

25:48


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

13:58


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

18:24


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

18:18


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

17:36


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

20:22


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

19:29


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

13:29


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

28:35