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The Resource Winter in Sokcho, Elisa Shua Dusapin ; translated by Aneesa Abbas Higgins

Winter in Sokcho, Elisa Shua Dusapin ; translated by Aneesa Abbas Higgins

Label
Winter in Sokcho
Title
Winter in Sokcho
Statement of responsibility
Elisa Shua Dusapin ; translated by Aneesa Abbas Higgins
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Author
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Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
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
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Storyline
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Award
National Book Award for Translated Literature, 2021.
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10954588
Cataloging source
YDX
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1992-
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Dusapin, Élisa Shua
Dewey number
843/.92
Index
no index present
Language note
In English, translated from the French
LC call number
PQ2704.U87
LC item number
H5813 2021
Literary form
novels
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Higgins, Aneesa Abbas
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True
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  • Receptionists
  • Cartoonists
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Winter
  • Korea (South)
Target audience
adult
Label
Winter in Sokcho, Elisa Shua Dusapin ; translated by Aneesa Abbas Higgins
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"First UK edition from Daunt Books, 2020"--Title page verso
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
156 pages
Isbn
9781948830416
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1175914631
  • (OCoLC)1175914631
Label
Winter in Sokcho, Elisa Shua Dusapin ; translated by Aneesa Abbas Higgins
Publication
Copyright
Note
"First UK edition from Daunt Books, 2020"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
156 pages
Isbn
9781948830416
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1175914631
  • (OCoLC)1175914631

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