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Japanese Breakfast announces release date for new memoir Crying in H Mart

01 October 2020, 11:23 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Japanese Breakfast has revealed the release date for her upcoming memoir Crying in H Mart.

Crying in H Mart is based on Japanese Breakfast's 2018 essay in The New Yorker, and yesterday Michelle Zauner, aka Japanese Breakfast, finally announced the release date for the book.

Discussing the book in a press release, Zauner said, "My mother passed away almost six years ago and ever since, my life has felt folded in half, divided into a before and after her death, my identity and my family having been fractured in the wake of her loss. I’ve spent the past six years processing grief in the best way I knew how-through creative work."

Zauner added, "I wrote two albums worth of material in an attempt to encapsulate all of that heavy darkness, confusion and loneliness, and then I spent another three years writing pages and pages to try and capture my mother’s brilliant character and spirit, what it was like to be raised by a Korean immigrant in a small west coast town with very little diversity, the intense shame I felt towards my mixed race identity and how my embrace of Korean food and culture helped me come to terms with that upbringing, allowed me to reconnect with her memory."

Japanese Breakfast's Crying in H Mart memoir will be released 21 April 2021 via Knopf Publishing, and is available to pre-order now.
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