Shelter: A Novel Characters

Jung Yun
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Kyung Cho

Kyung is a young American college professor of Korean ethnicity. Though he grew up in America, Korean culture has played a huge role in shaping his life. His father, Jin, is a college professor who has struggled to become an accepted and celebrated inventor and professor. His mother, Mae, has lived her entire life under Jin's brutal rule. Kyung grew up watching Jin beat Mae. Though Jin never struck Kyung, Mae often beat him. Even as a young man, Kyung recognized that his mother had control over nothing in her life other than Kyung, which is why she often struck him.

As an adult, Kyung is self-centered, unsure of himself, and unable to make adult decisions. He has spent money he is not able to repay and the family is drowning in debt. His lack of self-esteem is largely due to his brutal childhood and Jin's constant...

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