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In the hands of Korean-American immigrant novelist Min Jin Lee, the immigration debate now on Capitol Hill looks like kid's stuff.

Her debut novel, "Free Food For Millionaires," goes much, much deeper in the immigrant experience than talk of fences and borders can reach: to sex and dreams, and money, to status and family and love.

Amy Tan has worked this line. So has Jhumpa Lahiri. Now, Min Jin Lee takes a daughter of Korean dry cleaners on the great new American inbound journey.

This hour On Point: Min Jin Lee talks about her "Free Food for Millionaires."


Min Jin Lee. Her debut novel is titled "Free Food for Millionaires."

This program aired on June 27, 2007.

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