Tuesday, August 16, 2011

My Korean Deli: Risking It All for a Convenience Store, by Ben Howe

This is a book of unattained potentiality:  it could have been great.   The author, then an editor at The Paris Review, is the epitome of WASP, tracing his heritage back to the Mayflower.   Living with his wife, of Korean heritage, and his in-laws, he gets sucked into buying and running a deli in New York.

It is close enough to good that I don't regret reading it, but can't recommend it.

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