Violets / Kyung-Sook Shin ; translated from the Korean by Anton Hur.

"San is twenty-two and alone when she happens upon a job at a flower shop in Seoul's bustling city center. Haunted by childhood rejection, she stumbles through lifepainfully vulnerable, stifled, and unsure. She barely registers to others, especially by the ruthless standards of 1990s South...

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Main Author: Sin, Kyŏng-suk (Author)
Other Authors: Hur, Anton (Translator)
Format: Book
Language:English
Korean
Published:New York City : The Feminist Press at the City University of New York, 2022.
©2022
Edition:First Feminist Press edition.
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Summary:"San is twenty-two and alone when she happens upon a job at a flower shop in Seoul's bustling city center. Haunted by childhood rejection, she stumbles through lifepainfully vulnerable, stifled, and unsure. She barely registers to others, especially by the ruthless standards of 1990s South Korea. Over the course of one hazy, volatile summer, San meets a curious cast of characters: the nonspeaking shop owner, a brash coworker, kind farmers, and aggressive customers. Fueled by a quiet desperation to jump-start her life, she plunges headfirst into obsession with a passing magazine photographer. In Violets, best-selling author Kyung-Sook Shin explores misogyny, erasure, and repressed desire, as San desperately searches for both autonomy and attachment in the unforgiving reality of contemporary Korean society."--Publisher's website.
Item Description:Originally published in Korean by Munhakdongne Publishing Group, Korea, in 2001.
Physical Description:212 pages ; 21 cm
ISBN:1558612904
9781558612907
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