Winter in Sokcho
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Winter in Sokcho

By Dusapin, Élisa Shua, 1992- author.
Higgins, Aneesa Abbas, translator.

Genre Psychological fiction.

Published [2021] by Open Letter, Rochester, NY

ISBN 9781948830416

Bib Id 2450843

Copyright 2020

Edition First edition.

Description 156 pages ; 21 cm

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02977cam a2200565 i 4500
ISBN
9781948830416 (softcover) $14.95
1948830418
Language
eng
Call #
FIC Dusapin
Uniform Title
Hiver à Sokcho. English
Title
Winter in Sokcho
Edition
First edition.
Publication Information
[2021] by Open Letter, Rochester, NY :
Copyright Date
©2020
Description
156 pages ; 21 cm
Note
"First UK edition from Daunt Books, 2020"--Title page verso.
Summary
It's winter in Sokcho, a tourist town on the border between South and North Korea. The cold slows everything down. Bodies are red and raw, the fish turn venomous, beyond the beach guns point out from the North's watchtowers. A young French Korean woman works as a receptionist in a tired guesthouse. One evening, an unexpected guest arrives: a French cartoonist determined to find inspiration in this desolate landscape. The two form an uneasy relationship. When she agrees to accompany him on trips to discover an "authentic" Korea, they visit snowy mountaintops and dramatic waterfalls, and cross into North Korea. But he takes no interest in the Sokcho she knows--the gaudy neon lights, the scars of war, the fish market where her mother works. As she's pulled into his vision and taken in by his drawings, she strikes upon a way to finally be seen.
Language Note
In English, translated from the French.
Genre/Form
Psychological fiction.
Psychological fiction.
Novels.
Novels

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