Nancy Jooyoun Kim

Nancy Jooyoun Kim’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in the Los Angeles Review of Books, Electric Literature’s Okey-Panky, Asian American Writers’ Workshop’s The Margins, Apogee Journal’s Perigee, The Butter, Prairie Schooner blog, The James Franco Review, and elsewhere. She lives in the SF Bay Area where she's working on a novel and personal essays.

La Jungla

My mother was one of a few Koreans in an area of mostly Latinos, who worked
under the metal roof of an abandoned warehouse converted into a shopping
emporium—car stereos, healing potions, sneakers, gold jewelry, toys.