NPR

A Daughter Grieves Her Mom, And Finds Herself, In 'Crying In H Mart'

Michelle Zauner's new memoir, built on her 2018 New Yorker piece of the same name, powerfully maps a complicated mother-daughter relationship cut much too short, with Korean food as a guide.
Crying in H Mart: A Memoir, Michelle Zauner Source: Knopf

By the time I came to know Michelle Zauner as a writer, when The New Yorker published her personal essay "Crying in H Mart" in August 2018, I had been following her as a musician for five years.

I first saw her perform in Philadelphia as the frontwoman of emo band Little Big League in 2013; when she emerged with her poppy shoegaze solo project Japanese Breakfast in 2016, I recognized Zauner only in her soaring, searching voice.

the first record Zauner released as Japanese Breakfast,hinted at where she had been in between: escorting her mother from the world of the living to that of the dead. The first track "In Heaven" tells some of the story of the

Citiți o mostră, înregistrați-vă pentru a citi în continuare.

Mai multe de la NPR

NPR2 min cititeMedical
Pfizer To Vaccinate Olympic Athletes As Japan Mulls Extending Pandemic Restrictions
With the Tokyo Games weeks away, the pharmaceutical company and its German partner, BioNTech, have agreed to donate the necessary doses.
NPR3 min cititeRegional & Ethnic
3 Simple, Healthy And Celebratory Recipes For Mother's Day 2021
Start the day with an asparagus, herb and feta cheese frittata. This bright and simple baked egg dish is a wonderful way to celebrate.
NPR3 min citite
Van Dyke Parks On Mountain Stage
The legendary arranger, songwriter and musician makes his first appearance on West Virginia's famous stage.