[PDF/EBOOK] Your House Will Pay


  • Hardcover
  • 304
  • Your House Will Pay
  • Steph Cha
  • English
  • 14 April 2020
  • 9780062868855

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Your House Will Pay Free download ↠ 0 Shooting is bringing up painful memories Plus his cousin Ray is just released from prison and needs to reconnect with their family after so many years away While Shawn is trying his best to keep his demons at bay he’s not sure Ray can do the sameWhen another shocking crime hits LA the Parks and the Matthewses collide in ways they never could have expected After decades of loss violence and injustice tensions come to a head and force a reckoning that could clear the air or lead to violenc. This story is set in Los Angeles and is about two worlds colliding one Korean American family and one African American It is based on a true story of the shooting of Latasha Harlins in 1991 by a convenience store owner This story also starts in 1991 one week after the beating of Rodney King when Ava Matthews her brother Shawn cousin Ray and friend Duncan cut school and go to a movie which is cancelled due to overselling A riot and looting follows the cancellation as much due to the tinder dry atmosphere in LA post King it took little for there to be an eruption of violence A few days later Ava is shot dead whilst trying to buy milk by Korean store owner Jung Ja Han Han is charged with manslaughter but served no jail time to the horror of Ava s family She then disappears Shawn goes off the rails for a bit after this and served some jail time but got his life back on track Fast forward to June 2019 when Grace and Miriam Park attend a memorial for another black teenager shot by LAPD where one of the key note speakers is Ava s Aunt Sheila On the same day Ava s cousin and Sheila s son Ray is released for federal prison and is reunited with his family and cousin Shawn This is a story of racial tension family conflict and dynamics revenge and the search for redemption The book is very well written switching from family to family easily and captures the tensions within and outside of both families The closeness of Shawn s family is obvious although there is some tension and jealousy between Shawn and Ray but Aunt Sheila is the glue that keeps them together There are some heart breaking descriptions of what Ava meant to Shawn and the ripple effects on his family and that of the shooter Grace Park is a pharmacist and still lives at home with her mother and father I think the descriptions of her family life and how her parents settled in the US from Korea is especially interesting There is division between Miriam and her parents but we don t know why for a long time until it is revealed in a most dramatic way This is when the two different worlds collide with disastrous conseuences testing both families to the extreme This book reveals so much about society in that it shines a light on ineuality in the justice system on racial tension the devastating effects that violence has on families and how this can sometimes lead the impressionable young into gang culture It shows the divided nature of LA too a city of tolerance but where sectors of society feel shunned However this is not exclusive to LA this is a problem that goes way beyond US borders Overall this is a very relevant book that proves sensitive issues and which really makes you think The end is good and you hope that despite the many problems in Shawn s and the Park family that some form of justice has been served and although reconciliation is perhaps too much to ask for possibly there is some resolutionThanks to NetGalley and Faber and Faber for the ARCExpected UK publication 16120

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Your House Will Pay Free download ↠ 0 A powerful and taut novel about racial tensions in LA following two families one Korean American one African American grappling with the effects of a decades old crimeIn the wake of the police shooting of a black teenager Los Angeles is as tense as it’s been since the unrest of the early 1990s Protests and vigils are being staged all over the city It’s in this dangerous tinderbox that two families must finally confront their pastsGrace Park lives a sheltered existence living at home wit. NOW AVAILABLEwhen i heard about this book the first thing i thought after what a fantastic title that is was that it would be a readalike for All Involved which was a sharp and gritty piece of crime fiction in which gang affiliated characters used the racial tensions and violence of the la riots in the aftermath of the rodney king verdict as an excuse to seek revenge for longstanding grudges leading to a back and forth killing spree leaving many intended targets dead along with unaffiliated innocents caught in the crossfiresbut i was wrong wrong wrong and while its central dramatic conflict occurs as a tangential result of the racially charged atmosphere in los angeles following king s beating this is a different take altogether far less violent and nihilistic and closer in tone to a book like Ask Again Yes it s a tragic but redemptive family drama with such strong current day relevance and moral complexity that discerning book clubs should take note cha s novel is based on a real life incident the death of fifteen year old african american latasha harlins here ava matthews who was shot in the back of the head by a korean convenience store owner named soon ja du here yvonne parkjung ja han in 1991 two weeks after the video of rodney king s beating surfaced du had accused latasha of shoplifting a bottle of orange juice and their verbal altercation escalated into the physical before the fifty one year old woman grabbed a gun and fired killing the girl when police arrived on the scene they discovered that latasha had the money for the juice in her hand du was convicted of voluntary manslaughter but served no jail time an outcome contributing to the unrest that culminated in the riots Your House Will Pay is set in the summer of 2019 after yet another police shooting of an unarmed black teenage boy provokes community outrage the city is a simmering powder keg of tension an atmosphere of violence just about to erupt as cries for justice and the unhealed wounds of those still feeling betrayed by the ava matthews verdict rise up during a vigil attended by an influx of the sneering red hat wearing western boys drawn to the scene by social media doing what it does best riling people up and adding fuel to the fire while the presumably responsible professional media is no better and tensions are highthis increasingly fraught atmosphere is the backdrop for a tragedy of shakespearian proportions as the members of the two families most directly connected to ava matthews death find their fates knotted together once in the wake of another violent crime the story is shared between ava s brother shawn who was with ava at the time of the shooting and yvonne s sheltered daughter grace who wasn t even born when the incident occurred and knew nothing about it until now these two characters are the anchor points around whom swirl the events of the past and present and the wide ranging emotions and actions of their families and friends building a richly drawn and compelling story of the weight of secrets shame and guilt and the effects of a legacy of violence and injustice on families and communities in a country approaching its boiling point it s a helluva book and cha resists applying the disingenuous balm of easy answers onto a conflict too deeply layered with scars and emotional pain to resolve smoothly but she offers the possibility of healing of recovering from the loss and rage and resisting the expectations of a world where private tragedies become public spectacle sensitive and astute it s a book we need right now and it s a book that lingers offering plenty to think about He remembered those six days of violence fire and havoc wherever he looked stumbling bodies and stunned bleeding faces He watched his city go up in flames and under the sadness and rage the exhilaration of rampage he recognized the sparkle of hope Rebirth that was the promise of destruction The olive branch the rainbow the good men spared to rebuild the earthBut where was the new city And who were the good menLos Angeles this was supposed to be it The end of the frontier land of sunshine promised land Last stop for the immigrant the refugee the fugitive the pioneer It was Shawn s home where his mother and sister had lived and died But he had left and so had most of the people he knew Chased out priced out native children living in exile And he saw the fear and rancor here in the ones who d stayed This city of good feeling of tolerance and progress and loving thy neighbor was also a city that shunned and starved and killed its own No wonder was it that it huffed and heaved ready to blow Because the city was human and humans could only take so muchcome to my blog

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Your House Will Pay Free download ↠ 0 H her Korean immigrant parents working at the family pharmacy and trying her best to understand why her sister Miriam hasn’t spoken to their mother in years The chasm in her family is growing wider by the day and Grace is desperate for reconciliation and frustrated by the feeling that her sister and parents are shielding her from the true cause of the falling outShawn Matthews is dealing with a fractured family of his own His sister Ava was murdered as a teenager back in 1991 and this new. UNDERRATED BOOK ALERTOh shoot Wow This book packs a punchI highly recommend the audiobook It s chef s kiss Set in LA this novel examines racial tensions grief and absolution through the lens of two families tied together by a decades old crimeOur protagonists Grace Park and Shawn Matthews aren t even aware of their connection to one another until after Grace s mother is shot outside of the family owned pharmacyAs Grace tries to grapple with why anyone would target her mother she discovers a long buried family secretThrough this discovery she learns why her sister Miriam hasn t spoken to their mother in almost two years Grace doesn t know how to react or how to deal with the fact that her mother isn t who she thoughtFollowing a police shooting of a black teenager as well as the recent release of his cousin Ray from prison Shawn Matthews experiences a lot of painful memories coming to the surfaceIn the early 90s when Shawn was a kid his beloved sister Ava was shot After the beating of Rodney King by LA police officers the city was in turmoil Ava s death occurred during that intense time periodI m trying to be very careful with what I write here I don t want to spoil a single thing for anyone who may want to read thisI thought the choices Cha made in the format of this story were incredible It is so well done I became engaged extremely uickly the characters definitely draw you in and keep you wanting to know I thought it was cleverly plotted alternating between the past and present timelines as well as between Park and MatthewsWhile the historical aspects demonstrate that not much has changed we are still fighting the same fights when it comes to racism police brutality and cultural mistrust within cities I also think there is a lovely underlining message of hope That change can come That we can break the mold That we don t have to fall into the same patterns as those that came before usIt really is a powerful message One that I think is so important for a wide audience to ingestThere were many times when a new fact would come to light where I would audibly gasp It was rapid fire reveal reveal reveal as it all comes togetherI felt so much for both Shawn and Grace as well as their families Imagining all they had been through and the reasons why really weighs on a heartThis novel seems to be flying under the radar I am really hoping this review will make at least one person pick it up The issues tackled are so topical and importantWhy can t that person be you Seriously particularly in today s climate this is such an important story Grab a copy if you can You won t be disappointed


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    [PDF/EBOOK] Your House Will Pay A taut novel that explores Korean and Black racial tensions that arose amidst the LA race riots of 1992 Steph Cha fictionalizes a real life event in 1991 Soon Ja Du a Korean female convenience store owner shot and killed Latasha Harlins in the novel Ava Matthews a 15 year old African American girl While Du was tried and convicted of voluntary manslaughter she received no jail time In Your House Will Pay Cha writes about the aftermath of

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    [PDF/EBOOK] Your House Will Pay Steph Cha ☆ 0 Characters Characters ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Steph Cha This story is set in Los Angeles and is about two worlds colliding one Korean American family and one African American It is based on a true story of the shooting of Latasha Harlins in 1991 by a convenience store owner This story also starts in 1991 one week after the beating of Rodney King when Ava Matthews her brother Shawn cousin Ray and friend Duncan cut school and go to a movie which is cancelled due to overselling

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    Characters ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Steph Cha [PDF/EBOOK] Your House Will Pay This book is shortlisted for the 2020 TOBYvonne Park an elderly Korean woman is shot while closing her store just after seven o’clock in the evening However Yvonne Park is not the name she was born with Jung Ja Han is the woman’s birth na

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    Characters ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Steph Cha [PDF/EBOOK] Your House Will Pay Steph Cha ☆ 0 Characters This is an ambitious book It's trying to tell a very specific story tied deeply to a particular place and time exploring the repercussions of an often forgotten set of racial tension between Black and Korean people in Los Angeles As Cha notes the specifics are often lost in the larger story of Rodney King and the Watts riots While it's very specific it will also feel relevant to anyone living in the US right now a time of protests and me

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    [PDF/EBOOK] Your House Will Pay Characters ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Steph Cha Steph Cha ☆ 0 Characters 35 Stars A potent story based on an actual event during the 1992 LA race riots when a black teenage girl was shot and killed by a Korean shop owner This fictional novel moves between that timeline and current events to detail the aftereffects of that death on the lives of the two African American and Korean Am

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