By Yuliana Kim-Grant
The Parks rejected Terence as a result of his colour; the Pattersons approved Jane with no qualification, and but neither kin has the virtue in dealing with the long run. Beverly Patterson wears her grief over her son’s demise like armor, at the same time her daughter fades to a shadow. Mrs Park, so absolute to her husband that even her first identify turns out gratuitous, ultimately gathers the braveness that enables all of them to break the cycle that's inexorably slicing them off from one another – Park from Park, Patterson from Patterson. A SHRED OF desire is balanced at the complex, exquisitely delineated interaction of those moms, separated by means of their traditions yet united through their loss.
Each second of Yuliana Kim-Grant’s novel is strikingly distinctive and recognizably accepted as her characters stray into – and out of – emotional territory that they by no means sought after nor deliberate. Her compassionate yet unflinting portrait turns the opaque rock of the lives of the Parks and the Pattersons into the translucent diamond shaped through A SHRED OF HOPE.
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A Shred of Hope by Yuliana Kim-Grant