Crying in the Supermarket, by Michelle Zauner: Heavenly Foods

Crying in the Supermarket, by Michelle Zauner: Heavenly Foods
Crying in the Supermarket, by Michelle Zauner: Heavenly Foods

REVIEW – When his mother becomes seriously ill, the author prepares her dishes from her home country, Korea. She will continue after her mother’s death. Moving.

“Stop crying, save your tears for when your mother is dead.» Michelle Zauner, for once, listened to this injunction, and she shed tears. Because her mother is no more and she cannot recover. Books are, it seems, a consolation. In any case, they were for more than a million readers who saw in this story a bit of their own: that of unacceptable mourning. In this moving autobiography, the young musician found the words, universal and yet intimate, to express her grief, but also her reconstruction. Her emotions, cruel and painful, she feels more when she goes to an H Mart, a chain of supermarkets established in the United States where you can find almost everything there is in terms of Korean food. The smells, the brands of chips, the huge jars of garlic, everything reminds him of his mother, a magnificent woman with a strong personality, born in South Korea, married to an American.

His only daughter is his jewel, and she…

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