Necessary Roughness (1996) is a drama novel by Asian-American author Marie G. Lee. It features a discussion about discrimination and a clash of cultures between Korean parents and their children's American ways. Set around the fictional town of Iron River, Minnesota, it is the story of a young boy's transplantation from the city of Los Angeles to a rural town in Minnesota and his use of football to escape the bigotry that he faces and the conflict he experiences with his parents.

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  • Necessary Roughness (1996) is a drama novel by Asian-American author Marie G. Lee. It features a discussion about discrimination and a clash of cultures between Korean parents and their children's American ways. Set around the fictional town of Iron River, Minnesota, it is the story of a young boy's transplantation from the city of Los Angeles to a rural town in Minnesota and his use of football to escape the bigotry that he faces and the conflict he experiences with his parents. The Kim family is forced to move from their hometown of L.A. to Iron City, Minnesota. Abogee's (Chan's father) brother, Bong, left abruptly without paying any of his debts. The Kims had to pay his bills, and run the store he left behind. Chan had a twin sister, Young. Back in L.A., Chan was on a soccer team, and Young was in an orchestra. When they moved to Minnesota, however, Chan joined the football team, and a family tragedy decides his career. (en)
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  • 0-06-025124-7
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  • PZ7.L5138 Ne 1996
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  • 240 (xsd:integer)
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  • 35235249
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  • 1996-11-20 (xsd:date)
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  • Necessary Roughness paperback cover
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  • United States
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  • Drama
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  • English
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  • Hardcover, Mass-Market Paperback
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  • Harpercollins
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  • Necessary Roughness (1996) is a drama novel by Asian-American author Marie G. Lee. It features a discussion about discrimination and a clash of cultures between Korean parents and their children's American ways. Set around the fictional town of Iron River, Minnesota, it is the story of a young boy's transplantation from the city of Los Angeles to a rural town in Minnesota and his use of football to escape the bigotry that he faces and the conflict he experiences with his parents. (en)
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  • Necessary Roughness (book) (en)
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