Joseph Han | The Sun Magazine

Joseph Han


Joseph Han’s ancestors moved from the northern peninsula of Korea to the south during Japanese colonial occupation in the early twentieth century. He was born in Seoul and grew up in Hawaiʻi. His debut novel, Nuclear Family, was published last year.

— From September 2023

Please Be Patient, Student Driver

My classmates were all getting their driver’s licenses. Like any of us had anywhere important to go. They drove cars their parents had gifted them, either a hand-me-down or a brand-new lease. I was the last without a provisional license and the only one without a car parked outside Shane Yamamoto’s house.

September 2023
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