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American Hwangap
     

American Hwangap

by Lloyd Suh
 
Drama / 3m, 2f

Steeped in the difficulty of reunification and reconciliation, American Hwangap tells the story of Min Suk Chun, who some 15 years earlier left his family in a West Texas suburb to return to his native Korea. On the occasion of his 60th birthday (hwangap), a milestone signifying the completion of the Eastern Zodiac and a type of rebirth, he returns to

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Drama / 3m, 2f

Steeped in the difficulty of reunification and reconciliation, American Hwangap tells the story of Min Suk Chun, who some 15 years earlier left his family in a West Texas suburb to return to his native Korea. On the occasion of his 60th birthday (hwangap), a milestone signifying the completion of the Eastern Zodiac and a type of rebirth, he returns to his ex-wife and now adult children as they struggle to reconcile their broken past with the mercurial, verbose and often exasperating patriarch now back at the head of the table. Through a tense birthday weekend filled with humor, heartbreak and half-filled expectations, this American hwangap and its aftermath bears a family not quite whole but still somehow transformed, and not quite happy but still somehow beautiful.

"A delight to watch." - The New York Times

"Touching family drama." - Variety

"As refreshingly original in its point of view as in its quirky humor and affecting relationships." - San Francisco Gate

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780573697470
Publisher:
Samuel French, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/09/2010
Pages:
70
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.15(d)

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