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Happiness falls : a novel / Angie Kim.

Kim, Angie, 1969- (author.).


"We didn't call the police right away." Those are the electric first words of this extraordinary novel about a biracial Korean American family in Virginia whose lives are upended when their beloved father and husband go missing. Mia, the irreverent, hyperanalytical twenty-year-old daughter, has an explanation for everything--which is why she isn't initially concerned when her father and younger brother Eugene don't return from a walk in a nearby park. They must have lost their phone. Or stopped for an errand somewhere. But by the time Mia's brother runs through the front door bloody and alone, it becomes clear that the father in this tight-knit family is missing and the only witness is Eugene, who has the rare genetic condition Angelman syndrom eand cannot speak. What follows is both a ticking-clock investigation into the whereabouts of a father and an emotionally rich portrait of a family whose most personal secrets just may be at the heart of his disappearance. -- Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593448205
  • ISBN: 0593448200
  • Physical Description: 387 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: London ; Hogarth, an imprint of Random House, a division of Penguin Random House, [2023]
Subject: Missing persons > Fiction.
Fathers > Fiction.
Brothers > Fiction.
Angelman syndrome > Fiction.
Korean American families > Fiction.
Family secrets > Fiction.
Police > Fiction.
Virginia > Fiction.
Genre: Domestic fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.

Available copies

  • 15 of 35 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 0 of 2 copies available at Washington Public.


  • 12 current holds with 35 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Washington Public Library F KIM (Text) 3151444142 New Books Display-Fiction In transit -
Washington Public Library F KIM (Text) 3151445149 New Books Display-Fiction Checked out 10/05/2023

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