By Yuliana Kim-Grant
The Parks rejected Terence due to his colour; the Pattersons authorized Jane with no qualification, and but neither family members has the virtue in dealing with the longer term. Beverly Patterson wears her grief over her son’s dying like armor, while her daughter fades to a shadow. Mrs Park, so certain to her husband that even her first identify turns out gratuitous, ultimately gathers the braveness that enables all of them to break the cycle that's inexorably slicing them off from one another – Park from Park, Patterson from Patterson. A SHRED OF wish is balanced at the complicated, exquisitely delineated interaction of those moms, separated through their traditions yet united by means of their loss.
Each second of Yuliana Kim-Grant’s novel is strikingly designated and recognizably accepted as her characters stray into – and out of – emotional territory that they by no means sought after nor deliberate. Her compassionate yet unflinting portrait turns the opaque rock of the lives of the Parks and the Pattersons into the translucent diamond shaped by way of A SHRED OF HOPE.
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