Brentwood - Wednesday August 17th at 6 pm - Marie Myung OK-Lee with Julia Fierro, discusses and signs "The Evening Hero"
Join us Wednesday August 17th at 6:00 pm as we welcome Marie Myung Ok-Lee to the store to discuss and sign The Evening Hero. Joining her in conversation will be Julia Fierro.
This event is free to attend and will be held in the courtyard at DIESEL, A Bookstore in Brentwood. Masks are required to attend.The Evening Hero tells the story of Dr. Yungman Kwak, an OB-GYN in the Iron Range town of Horse’s Breath, Minnesota. Kwak immigrated in the wake of the Korean War and worked his whole life to achieve the American Dream. Now in his 70s, Kwak finds himself lost in his own skin—his rural hospital has shuttered, his son is wrapped up in his medical startup, and his wife prefers the company of her newfound church friends. A letter arrives from Korea, sending Kwak into a tailspin, reminding him that his picture-perfect life is based on a lie. He must choose to hide his secret from his family and friends or confess and potentially lose everything he holds dear. He begins to question the assumptions on which his life is built—the so-called American dream, with the abject failure of its healthcare system, patients and neighbors who perpetuate racism, horrifying inequality, and a history that doesn’t see him in it.