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House of Anansi Press

Kim's Convenience

Written by Ins Choi

Published October 01, 2016 | ISBN 9781487002244
DRAMA / Asian / General

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Regular price $16.95 CAD

152 pages | 8.00 in × 5.25 in
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About this book

Kim's Convenience

Ins Choi

A brand new edition of the smash-hit play, now a wildly popular CBC TV series.

Mr. Kim is a first-generation Korean immigrant and the proud owner of Kim’s Convenience, a variety store located in the heart of downtown Toronto’s Regent Park neighbourhood. As the neighbourhood quickly gentrifies, Mr. Kim is offered a generous sum of money to sell — enough to allow him and his wife to finally retire. But Kim’s Convenience is more than just his livelihood — it is his legacy. As Mr. Kim tries desperately, and hilariously, to convince his daughter Janet, a budding photographer, to take over the store, his wife sneaks out to meet their estranged son Jung, who has not seen or spoken to his father in sixteen years and who has now become a father himself.

Wholly original, hysterically funny, and deeply moving, Kim’s Convenience tells the story of one Korean family struggling to face the future amidst the bitter memories of their past.

About the Author

Ins Choi

Ins Choi is an actor and playwright. His first play, Kim's Convenience, won Best New Play and the Patron's Pick Award at the 2011 Toronto Fringe Festival, and launched Soulpepper Theatre's 2012 season to a sold-out run and rave reviews. Ins lives in Toronto.