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Twenty-six-year-old Cora Moon comes back to Manhattan's Koreatown after an absence of ten years. The vision of a girl standing on the edge of a building hurtles Cora back into memory to her first summer in K-town, where along with her new friends, she got lost in the maze of nightclubs and room salons, mini-marts and private dining rooms behind rice-paper doors. The novel alternates between two worlds, as she relives her past and drifts through her present, in which she begins an affair with a stranger she calls ?The Monk.? They play ?psychiatrist? in his living room, but Cora seeks understanding of herself through a crash course in theoretical physics. What seems to be a coming-of-age-story veers off into the higher dimensions and the shady underworld, featuring shamans and shopkeepers, misfits and exiles. From the prologue, we know that ten years ago, a girl leapt to her death. We know nothing else except that she was Cora's first love. The rooftop girl in the present is a stranger, which makes it convenient for Cora to assume her identity and follow in her footsteps. A double-stranded narrative, the novel gradually unravels two mysteries: Who was the first girl who jumped? And what will happen when Cora finally reaches the top?

Product Details

ISBN:
9781596922457
Publisher:
MacAdam/Cage Publishing
Subject:
General
Author:
Mi Young Hur, Angela
Author:
Hur, Angela
Author:
Hur, Angela Mi Young
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Young women
Subject:
Teenage girls
Subject:
New york (n.y.)
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20070831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
270
Dimensions:
7.94x5.29x.85 in. .70 lbs.

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