Fresh off the boat in Queens is a short text by Suki Kim. Suki Kim is a Korean American journalist and writer.
The fictional text is a short story pulled from Suki Kim’s book “The Interpreter” which is about a twenty-nine-year-old Korean American court interpreter, Suzy Park.
The title “Fresh off the boat in queens” essentially means that the character has just arrived in Queens, not literally fresh off a boat.
The short story is about a thirteen year old South Korean girl called Suzy Park who is forced to immigrate to Queens due to her father going bankrupt over night, and with bankruptcy being punishable by jail-time in South Korea at the time, it is their only option.