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"Tension and sadness are the prevailing emotions affecting the four major characters in this moving novel from Shin, author of the bestselling Please Look After Mom. Set in politically turbulent 1980s South Korea, the plot follows two young couples. They belong to a generation that is bitterly disillusioned and despairing of the future. The narrator, Jung Yoon, is mourning her mother's death when she leaves her rural home to attend college. She is feeling alienated when she meets Myungsuh and Miru, a couple drawn into the student protests against South Korea's military government. Mired in anomie, Jung is unable to return the love of her childhood friend, Dahn, an aspiring artist, who reaches out to her during his grueling experience as an army recruit. As a counterweight to this downbeat mood, Shin describes Jung's beloved Professor Yoon, who inspires his students, urging them not to 'write a single sentence that abets violence.' Shin can suggest profound implications in restrained detail, and though the story ends in tragedy, her frequent references to both Eastern and Western literature testify to the duty to hope and to survive. (June) " Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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jadelin, September 25, 2014 (view all comments by jadelin)
A haunting, elegant, deftly written story. Like the novel "Please Look After Mother" Kyung-sook Shin has told the story of a complex and series of tragic situations and described them in a way that the reader has no choice but to be emotionally engaged, in a way that sneaks up. Curiosity will get the best of you. Somehow, though from the beginning there are already clues that this is no ordinary portrayal of a boy meets girl love story, boy and girl live happily ever after, the reader is compelled to be drawn into Shin's spell. The writing is so simple in its delivery but so complex in its meaning. "I'll Be There" kept me in its grip until the end and after.
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ISBN:
9781590516737
Author:
Shin, Kyung Sook
Publisher:
Other Press (NY)
Author:
Shin, Kyung-Sook
Author:
Sin, Kyong-Suk
Subject:
Literature-Coming of Age
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Trade paper
Publication Date:
20140631
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TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
336
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8.25 x 5.5 x 0.9 in 0.88 lb
Age Level:
Literature-Coming of Age

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Tension and sadness are the prevailing emotions affecting the four major characters in this moving novel from Shin, author of the bestselling Please Look After Mom. Set in politically turbulent 1980s South Korea, the plot follows two young couples. They belong to a generation that is bitterly disillusioned and despairing of the future. The narrator, Jung Yoon, is mourning her mother's death when she leaves her rural home to attend college. She is feeling alienated when she meets Myungsuh and Miru, a couple drawn into the student protests against South Korea's military government. Mired in anomie, Jung is unable to return the love of her childhood friend, Dahn, an aspiring artist, who reaches out to her during his grueling experience as an army recruit. As a counterweight to this downbeat mood, Shin describes Jung's beloved Professor Yoon, who inspires his students, urging them not to 'write a single sentence that abets violence.' Shin can suggest profound implications in restrained detail, and though the story ends in tragedy, her frequent references to both Eastern and Western literature testify to the duty to hope and to survive. (June) " Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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