The Interpreter

The Interpreter

Suzy Park is a twenty-nine-year-old Korean American interpreter for the New York City court system who makes a startling and ominous discovery about her family history that will send her on a chilling quest. Five years prior, her parents--hardworking greengrocers who forfeited personal happiness for their children's gain--were brutally murdered in an apparent robbery of their store. But the glint of a new lead entices Suzy into the dangerous Korean underworld, and ultimately reveals the mystery of her parents' homicide.

Title:The Interpreter
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780312422240
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    The Interpreter Reviews

  • J.L.   Sutton

    I ended up liking Suki Kim’s The Interpreter quite a lot; however after the opening chapters (which helped establish the personality and some quirks of the heroine, Suzy Park) it took considerable t...

  • Idarah

    "Being bilingual, being multicultural should have brought two worlds into one heart, and yet for Suzy, it meant a persistent hollowness. It seems that she needed to love one culture to be able to l...

  • Supreeth

    The Interpreter is written by a Korean author in English. It's melancholic, glum, pessimistic, has a Korean MC, and is set in New York—everything that I'm supposed to like. I did like all of these t...

  • Ava

    Who are interpreters? Those who convey the meaning of what is said in one language in another? Or those who interpret one way of life to another?Suzy Park makes a living as an interpreter. Her job is ...

  • Kkraemer

    Suzy is gorgeous. She wears the clothes bought by another woman's husband, the face of a scholar that didn't finish, the superiority of entitlement. She smokes. She is the main character, and she is d...

  • Owen

    I don't read too many books by Korean/Korean-American writers, but I'm starting to think I should because I've had really good experiences with most of the Korean authors I have read. And The Interpre...

  • Jan Priddy

    I loved this novel. Within the first chapter or two, I was captivated. I cannot tell you what did it for me. I did not initially even like the main character of this mystery: Suzy Park, a 29 year old ...

  • Sabrina

    A multi-layered mystery and character study. Suzy is a nuanced character, haunted by the deaths of her parents, the poor choices she has made in the past, and her lack of personal identity. Torn betwe...

  • Sarah Emily

    confession: I like books that have unhappy characters or situations when the author doesn't try to either deny the sadness or fix it too prettily. The Interpreter combines the plot of a mystery with t...

  • Victoria

    This book was a great exploration of what it means to be in between countries, to be lost in the gap of your parent's country and the one you live in. The pressures of immigrant life and how it effect...