Catherine Chung’s debut novel, Forgotten Country, has captured our attention this month. Its startlingly beautiful exploration of generational tension within a Korean family made it an easy choice for the March Top Pick in Fiction.
The story spans two continents as the young protagonist searches for her sister, who has vanished without a trace. Surrounding this haunting story is Korea’s tumultuous history, including the aftereffects of the Japanese occupation and the Korean War.
Be sure to check out our Q&A with Chung, who shares insight into her personal connection to this remarkable story.
The book trailer, which comes from Riverhead and was made by Tomiko Jones, introduces the Korean folklore prevalent throughout the novel:
Forgotten Country is out now! Will you check out our Top Pick in Fiction?