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‘A Wolf in the Shell’: Life as a Korean Adoptee Is an Existential Condition

Raised by white Americans, poet Sun Yung Shin meditates on child abandonment, secrets, and fate through the famed Oedipus myth

“A creature that hides and ‘withdraws into its shell,’ is preparing a ‘way out.’ This is true of the entire scale of metaphors