Shoko's Smile

Author(s): Choi Eunyoung

Modern & Contemporary Literature

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.


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9781529376036
  • : John Murray Press
  • : John Murray Publishers Ltd
  • : 0.3
  • : June 2021
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Choi Eunyoung
  • : Choi Eunyoung
  • : 256
  • : 256
  • : 895.735
  • : 895.735
  • : en
  • : en
  • : Paperback
  • : Paperback