Shelter: A Novel Quotes

Jung Yun
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He was raised to believe that owning a home meant something. Losing a home like this – that would mean something too.”
-- Narrator (chapter 1 paragraph 70)

Importance: Kyung is talking with Gertie and realizing that the realtor is not going to be able to help them as he and Gillian had hoped. The attitude about money is one of the novel's themes and the values Kyung has is partly impacted by his father's wealth.

His father often refers to Gillian's family as bigots – poor working-class white people, jealous of anyone with a little money to their name. Now he's defending them as if they're old friends.”
-- Narrrator (chapter 2 paragraph 17)

Importance: This is again from Kyung's perspective, and is one of several cultural and financial situations that occur in the novel. Kyung had arrived at the hospital after Mae gave her statement to police, and Kyung felt betrayed that they did not call him to be there. His dislike for Connie...

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