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Whale

A masterpiece of modern Korean fiction

EAN:  9781787704336
Publicatiedatum:   19-01-2023
Formaat:  Paperback / softback
Taal:  Engels
Aantal bladzijden:  368

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A sweeping, multi-generational tale blending fable, farce, and fantasy–a masterpiece of modern fiction perfect for fans of One Hundred Years of Solitude. A woman sells her daughter to a passing beekeeper for two jars of honey. A baby weighing fifteen pounds is born in the depths of winter but named “Girl of Spring”. A storm brings down the roof of a ramshackle restaurant to reveal a hidden fortune. These are just some of the events that set Myeong-Kwan Cheong’s beautifully crafted, wild world in motion. Set in a remote village in South Korea, Whale follows the lives of its linked characters: Geumbok, who has been chasing an indescribable thrill ever since she first saw a whale crest in the ocean; her mute daughter, Chunhui, who communicates with elephants; and a one-eyed woman who controls honeybees with a whistle. Brimming with surprises and wicked humour, Whale is an adventure-satire of epic proportions, by one of international literature’s the most original voices.

    EAN: 9781787704336
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    Uitgever: Veltman Distributie Import Books
    Vertaler:  Kim, Chi-Young
    Publicatiedatum:   19-01-2023
    Formaat: Paperback / softback
    Taal: Engels
    Voorraad:  Bestelbaar
    Aantal bladzijden: 368