Angie Kim's MIRACLE CREEK received the Edgar Award for Best First Novel. Now as part of our spoiler-friendly paperback conversation series, Kim will be in conversation with Daniel Goldin of Boswell. If there's a book that is Scott Turow meets Celeste Ng, this is it!
In rural Virginia, Young and Pak Yoo run an experimental medical treatment device known as the Miracle Submarine - a pressurized oxygen chamber that patients enter for therapeutic "dives" with the hopes of curing issues like autism or infertility. But when the Miracle Submarine mysteriously explodes, killing two people, a dramatic murder trial upends the Yoos' small community.
Who or what caused the explosion? Was it the mother of one of the patients, who claimed to be sick that day but was smoking down by the creek? Or was it Young and Pak themselves, hoping to cash in on a big insurance payment and send their daughter to college? The ensuing trial uncovers unimaginable secrets from that night - trysts in the woods, mysterious notes, child-abuse charges - as well as tense rivalries and alliances among a group of people driven to extraordinary degrees of desperation and sacrifice.
No question is off the table. Reveal the ending! Expose the twists! We recommend attendees read the book before attending. Purchase for 10% off through 10/23 at https://www.boswellbooks.com/book/9781250251305.
Angie Kim is the debut author of the international bestseller and Edgar winner Miracle Creek, named a Best Book of the Year by Time, The Washington Post, Kirkus, and The Today Show, among others. A Korean immigrant, former editor of the Harvard Law Review, and one of Variety Magazine’s inaugural “10 Storytellers to Watch,” Kim has written for Vogue, The New York Times Book Review, The Washington Post, Glamour, and numerous literary journals.