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Shoko's Smile

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Audiobook Downloadable / ISBN-13: 9781529376067

Price: £19.99

ON SALE: 19th August 2021

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Fiction: Special Features / Short Stories

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A bestselling and award-winning debut collection from one of South Korea’s most prominent young writers.

In crisp, unembellished prose, Choi Eunyoung paints intimate portraits of the lives of young women in South Korea, balancing the personal with the political. In the title story, a fraught friendship between an exchange student and her host sister follows them from adolescence to adulthood. In ‘A Song from Afar’, a young woman grapples with the death of her lover, travelling to Russia to search for information about the deceased. In ‘Secret’, the parents of a teacher killed in the Sewol ferry sinking hide the news of her death from her grandmother.

In the tradition of Sally Rooney, Banana Yoshimoto, and Marilynne Robinson – writers from different cultures who all take an unvarnished look at human relationships and the female experience – Choi Eunyoung is a writer to watch.

Translated by Sung Ryu.

(P) 2021 Penguin Audio

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