Jed Munson

Jed Munson is a former Fulbright scholar to South Korea and current fellow at the Library of America in New York.


Zones of Explosion

A Review of Nuclear Family by Joseph Han

As the title’s pun suggests, Joseph Han’s ambitious debut, Nuclear Family, playfully fuses and refuses tropes of the Asian American novel. The titular family, the Chos, are an intimate yet expansive unit, the novel’s nexus as well as its slipknot. The Korean American household of four are settled in Hawai’i and run a Korean restaurant-cafeteria called Cho’s Delicatessen whose charm invites comparisons to Kim’s Convenience.