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My Korean Deli: Risking it All for a Convenience Store
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My Korean Deli: Risking it All for a Convenience Store (Paperback)

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It starts with a gift, when Ben Ryder Howe's wife, the daughter of Korean immigrants, decides to repay her parents' self-sacrifice by buying them a store. Howe, an editor at the rarefied "Paris Review", agrees to go along. Things soon become a lot more complicated. After the business struggles, Howe finds himself living in the basement of his in-laws' Staten Island home, commuting to the "Paris Review" offices in George Plimpton's Upper East Side townhouse by day, and heading to Brooklyn at night to slice cold cuts and peddle lottery tickets. "My Korean Deli" follows the store's tumultuous life span, and along the way paints the portrait of an extremely unlikely partnership between characters with shoots across society, from the Brooklyn streets to Seoul to Puritan New England. Owning the deli becomes a transformative experience for everyone involved as they struggle to salvage the original gift - and the family - while sorting out issues of values, work, and identity.

BiographyBiography: generalAutobiography: generalBiographyMemoirsHealth & WellbeingHealth & PsychologyFamily & relationshipsHumour Publisher: St Martin's Press Publication Date: 28/02/2012 ISBN-13: 9781250002471  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Ben Ryder Howe has written for The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, and Outside, and his work has been selected for Best American Travel Writing. He is a former senior editor of The Paris Review. He, his wife, and their two children live on Staten Island. My Korean Deli is his first book.

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