[Book Review] The Hundred-Year Flood

The Hundred-Year Flood is the debut novel of a Korean adoptee, exploring love, loss, and life.

Cover of The Hundred-Year Flood

Little A; 2015

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After his uncle’s suicide and the events of 9/11, Tee, a Korean adoptee, runs from the familiarity of his home in America to Prague. As Tee poses for a series of paintings, he begins an affair with the artist’s wife. The pair choose to remain in Tee’s apartment even as devastating floodwaters rise and threaten to engulf the city. This haunting debut by a Korean adoptee is a poetic, layered novel, and will lead the reader to meditate on questions of identity and belonging, love and loss.

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