[New York Times Review] A Novel That’s Equals Parts Murder Mystery, Courtroom Drama and Immigration Tale

Miracle Creek by Angie Kim

— by Krys Lee: In this thought-provoking journey of ideas disguised as a courtroom page-turner, Pak and Young Yoo, recently arrived from South Korea, want nothing more than a better education and future for their teenage daughter, Mary. They’ve landed in Miracle Creek, Va., where they open a family business in the barn on their property: a hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) center, which they nickname the Miracle Submarine. (The therapy requires patients to be sealed in a pressurized chamber containing 100 percent pure oxygen. Though practitioners claim that this treatment helps with everything from autism to infertility, the F.D.A. cautions that HBOT has few proven benefits…

Image courtesy of the New York Times/Tim Coburn Photography

May 1, 2019

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