Angie Kim moved as a preteen from Seoul, South Korea, to the suburbs of Baltimore. She attended Stanford University and Harvard Law School, where she was an editor of the Harvard Law Review, then practiced as a trial lawyer at Williams & Connolly. Her stories have won the Glamour Essay Contest and the Wabash Prize in Fiction, and appeared in numerous publications including The New York Times, Salon, Slate, The Southern Review, Sycamore Review, The Asian American Literary Review and PANK. She lives in northern Virginia with her husband and three sons. Author photo (c) Tim Coburn Photography
hyperbaric oxygenation: the administration of oxygen at greater than normal atmospheric pressure. The procedure is performed in specially designed chambers that permit the delivery of 100% oxygen at atmospheric pressure that is three times normal. … Factors limiting the usefulness of hyperbaric oxygenation include the hazards of fire and explosive decompression. … Also called hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
—Mosby’s Medical Dictionary, 9th edition (2013)