Jimin Han received her MFA at Sarah Lawrence College and her BA from Cornell University. Her work appears in NPR’s Weekend America, Entropy, the Rumpus, HTMLGiant, The Good Men Project, Kartika Review, The NuyorAsian Anthology, and KoreanAmericanStory.org, among others. She teaches at Sarah Lawrence College’s Writing Institute and lives outside New York City with her husband and children.
For May, we bring you the gripping opening pages of Jimin Han's debut novel, A Small Revolution, out May 1. Weaving back and forth in time, covering love, loss, democracy, and two continents, the novel opens with a startling premise: four young women are held hostage by a gunman at a small college. The protagonist, Yoona, knows the man, and she has a complicated history with him. What unfolds is equal measure suspensful and poignant.
— Karissa Chen, Senior Literature Editor
What if you were an incarcerated Japanese American citizen in World War II and were later freed by a victorious Japanese Imperial Army? This is how Peter Tieryas’s latest novel, The United States of Japan, begins, as characters Ruth Ishimura and Ezekiel Song find themselves hopeful and uncertain at the impending birth of their son, Beniko.