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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. I've been working on this book since the end of 2014 and while I get maybe one shot at sifting for typos I think I can finally say it's done It's a bit of a departure from my PI series a literarysocial crime novel about two Los Angeles families a contemporary story with deep roots in the blackKorean tensions of the early '90s I've worked long and hard on it so I'm not gonna ualify this I think it's really good and I can't wait for you all to read it Der Söldner (El Mercenario, you all to read it

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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 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 nameYvonne changed her name to hide from an incident in which she shot and killed a young black girl back in 1991 Yvonne thought that the girl was trying to steal a bottle of milk and when she confronted her a fight broke out between them and it ended with Yvonne shooting the young girl in the back of the head as she walked away killing herThese are pretty much the only details we know at first and these details are only slowly given up by Cha as the narrative unfolds Is there a connection between the two shootingsThe narrative structure will switch perspective with one chapter covering the dead girl’s family predominantly from the view of her brother Shawn and the next chapter the Korean family mainly through the eyes of Grace Yvonne’s daughterThe narrative will also jump back into the past to help fill in gaps like a jigsaw puzzle bringing the reader closer to what the real story isWith this structure the reader gets to see how the shooting affects both families and that both families are targeted and harassed and how the damage passes through generations The two families of different race are forever linked together by these five seconds of history Grace finds it particularly difficult as she was never told about the shooting and kept in the dark by the family about the whole incidentAfter an incident with a young man who works for an online news site Grace finds her email account is inundated with hate mail Savage ravings and racist threats They are all from people she does not even know a knife twist to the world of hyper social media where people can hide behind there keyboards Social Media in the modern world can be dangerous and vicious Information can spread uickly regardless of whether it is true or false Opinions can be rocketed off into cyberspace almost immediately after an event has happened Millions of people able to vent and rave having only a fraction of the full story A snippet of video footage Social media becomes saturated with opinions and innuendo And these opinions inevitably spread like a cancerous growth But really don’t we have ourselves to blame Don’t we crave these stories Don’t these stories metastasize into monsters because of our cravingsThe police suspect that it may be a revenge shooting because of Shawn’s sister being shot by Yvonne back in 1992 Matters are not helped by the fact that Shawn’s cousin has just spent the last ten years in jail and both Shawn and his cousin used to be members of a gang called the crips Things get worse when the Crips take credit for the shooting and Ray is arrested This novel is wonderful because of its confrontational nature What would you do if your mother shot a girl in the back of the head Would it change your perception your love for her What if your mother had worked her whole life to provide a decent life for you Would you uestion your beliefs about your mother Did she shoot the girl in shock after being attacked or did she do it in anger Could you forgive somebody for shooting your mother The novel really gets you thinkingIt also gets you thinking about our justice system and its flaws is true justice always served Of course not Is the Judicial system biased against racial minorities Do the rich get a better defence than the poor and how can this system be changed Justice is supposed to be eual for everybody but it simply is not The vital uestion is how do we change and improve itI loved this novel It is loosely based on an event that truly happened but the narrative that Cha creates around this event is wonderful The characters so real and believable The uestions that you will find yourself deliberating upon finishing will stick with you We live in an imperfect world a world flawed in so many ways but we must never stop trying to improve it for everybodyGreat book 45 StarsOh I almost forgot to mention the briliance of the title of the novel and how it has different connotations Both families or houses are paying in so many ways The house reference can also be used to describe the gang related payback SuperbThere is also a wonderul interview with Cha here Barabbas 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 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 nameYvonne changed her name to hide from an incident in which she shot and killed a Liberty or Death (The Peacekeepers young black girl back in 1991 Yvonne thought that the girl was trying to steal a bottle of milk and when she confronted her a fight broke out between them and it ended with Yvonne shooting the Dressage conjugal young girl in the back of the head as she walked away killing herThese are pretty much the only details we know at first and these details are only slowly given up by Cha as the narrative unfolds Is there a connection between the two shootingsThe narrative structure will switch perspective with one chapter covering the dead girl’s family predominantly from the view of her brother Shawn and the next chapter the Korean family mainly through the eyes of Grace Yvonne’s daughterThe narrative will also jump back into the past to help fill in gaps like a jigsaw puzzle bringing the reader closer to what the real story isWith this structure the reader gets to see how the shooting affects both families and that both families are targeted and harassed and how the damage passes through generations The two families of different race are forever linked together by these five seconds of history Grace finds it particularly difficult as she was never told about the shooting and kept in the dark by the family about the whole incidentAfter an incident with a The Psychology of the Child young man who works for an online news site Grace finds her email account is inundated with hate mail Savage ravings and racist threats They are all from people she does not even know a knife twist to the world of hyper social media where people can hide behind there keyboards Social Media in the modern world can be dangerous and vicious Information can spread uickly regardless of whether it is true or false Opinions can be rocketed off into cyberspace almost immediately after an event has happened Millions of people able to vent and rave having only a fraction of the full story A snippet of video footage Social media becomes saturated with opinions and innuendo And these opinions inevitably spread like a cancerous growth But really don’t we have ourselves to blame Don’t we crave these stories Don’t these stories metastasize into monsters because of our cravingsThe police suspect that it may be a revenge shooting because of Shawn’s sister being shot by Yvonne back in 1992 Matters are not helped by the fact that Shawn’s cousin has just spent the last ten Ephemera years in jail and both Shawn and his cousin used to be members of a gang called the crips Things get worse when the Crips take credit for the shooting and Ray is arrested This novel is wonderful because of its confrontational nature What would Les Insoumis ( Darkest Minds )- Tome 2 you do if The Watercolor Artists Flower Handbook your mother shot a girl in the back of the head Would it change This City of Flowers your perception Flowers in love 4 your love for her What if Science and Poetry in Medieval Persia your mother had worked her whole life to provide a decent life for Spirit of the Wind you Would The Greatest Fucking Moment in Sports you uestion The Song of Ballad and Crescendo your beliefs about Green Lights your mother Did she shoot the girl in shock after being attacked or did she do it in anger Could Practical Discourses Upon the Lords Prayer you forgive somebody for shooting Harry, a History your mother The novel really gets With Open Arms you thinkingIt also gets Jesus, Buddha, Krishna, Lao Tzu you thinking about our justice system and its flaws is true justice always served Of course not Is the Judicial system biased against racial minorities Do the rich get a better defence than the poor and how can this system be changed Justice is supposed to be eual for everybody but it simply is not The vital uestion is how do we change and improve itI loved this novel It is loosely based on an event that truly happened but the narrative that Cha creates around this event is wonderful The characters so real and believable The uestions that The List you will find Once Bitten yourself deliberating upon finishing will stick with Integrating a Usable Security Protocol Into User Authentication Services Design Process you We live in an imperfect world a world flawed in so many ways but we must never stop trying to improve it for everybodyGreat book 45 StarsOh I almost forgot to mention the briliance of the title of the novel and how it has different connotations Both families or houses are paying in so many ways The house reference can also be used to describe the gang related payback SuperbThere is also a wonderul interview with Cha here

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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. 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 this event in the present day from the perspectives of the families of the victim and the perpetrator These families find their fates intertwined once when another act of violence occurs which sets the stage for both further injustice and a chance of hard won understandingI appreciated the complexity in which Cha writes about race relations between Asian and Black communities within Your House Will Pay She avoids easy or pat resolutions to ongoing and nuanced issues I like how Cha portrays the Korean American characters’ honest emotional responses both the older daughter of the shooter’s political fieriness as well as the shooter and her younger daughter’s reprehensible collusion in anti blackness Cha does a nice job of subtly yet assertively pointing the finger at the police showing how conflicts between Asian and Black communities serve to uphold white supremacy and the police state The novel reads like a thriller and I always felt compelled to flip further whenever I picked up the book I wanted some interiority from the characters especially toward the end of the book of a sense of their growth and understanding and emotional journey and resolution or lack thereof Still I would recommend this book especially to my fellow Asian Americans and others who are ignorant of the LA race riots or race relations between Black and Asians within the United States broadly I recognize that this novel may be hard to read given its in detail descriptions of violence anti blackness police acting in unhelpful and racist ways etc especially for those who already experience those stressors in daily life Thanks to Steph Cha for writing this and fellow Asians let’s address our community’s anti blackness and band together with other racially marginalized groups to fight white supremacy