Jodie Kim was born in Seoul, Korea and moved to the United States when she was seven years old. When she was twelve years old, her father taught her how to make ice cream. Since then, she has helped run her family-owned ice cream parlor for over a decade. Jodie received her BA degrees in English and Studio Art from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In 2010, she received a fellowship from the Centre for New Writing to fund her MA. The following is an extract from her novel-in-stories.