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I'll Be Right There

About the E-Books

Title Sub
A Novel
Author
Kyung-Sook Shin
Co-Author
-
Translator
Sora Kim-Russell
Publisher
Other Press
Published Year
2014
Country
UNITED STATES (New York)
Classification

literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century

Original Title
어디선가 나를 찾는 전화벨이 울리고
Romanization of Original
Eodiseonga Nareul Channeun Jeonhwaberi Ulligo
Original Language

Korean(한국어)

ISBN
9781590516744
Page
-
Series
OverDrive Read

About the Author

  • Kyung-Sook Shin
  • Birth : 1963 ~ -
  • Occupation : Novelist
  • First Name : Kyung-sook
  • Family Name : Shin
  • Korean Name : 신경숙
  • ISNI : 000000008374681X
  • Works : 102
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  • English(English)

“A love story between friends. It is so well written. [Kyung-sook Shin] has this use of language that is just beautiful and poetic. It’s a great book if you’re looking to escape.” —Chelsea Handler, #1 New York Times bestselling author

How friendship, European literature, and a charismatic professor defy war, oppression, and the absurd
 
Set in 1980s South Korea amid the tremors of political revolution, I’ll Be Right There follows Jung Yoon, a highly literate, twenty-something woman, as she recounts her tragic personal history as well as those of her three intimate college friends. When Yoon receives a distressing phone call from her ex-boyfriend after eight years of separation, memories of a tumultuous youth begin to resurface, forcing her to re-live the most intense period of her life. With profound intellectual and emotional insight, she revisits the death of her beloved mother, the strong bond with her now-dying former college professor, the excitement of her first love, and the friendships forged out of a shared sense of isolation and grief.
 
Yoon’s formative experiences, which highlight both the fragility and force of personal connection in an era of absolute uncertainty, become immediately palpable. Shin makes the foreign and esoteric utterly familiar: her use of European literature as an interpreter of emotion and experience bridges any gaps between East and West. Love, friendship, and solitude are the same everywhere, as this book makes poignantly clear.

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Translated Books15 See More

  • Polish(Polski) Book
    Będę tam
    Kyung-sook Shin / 신경숙 / 2021 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century
  • Arabic(اللغة العربية) Book
    سأكون هناك
    كيونغ سوك شين / 신경숙 / 2021 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century
  • Finnish(Suomi) Book
    Jään luoksesi
    Kyung-Sook Shin / 신경숙 / 2018 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century