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Almond

About the E-Books

Title Sub
A Novel
Author
Won-Pyung Sohn
Co-Author
-
Translator
Sandy Joosun Lee
Publisher
HarperCollins
Published Year
2020
Country
UNITED STATES
Classification

literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century

Original Title
아몬드
Romanization of Original
Amondeu
Original Language

Korean(한국어)

ISBN
9780062961402
Page
272
Series
OverDrive Read

About the Author

  • Sohn Won-pyung
  • Birth : 1979 ~ -
  • Occupation : Novelist
  • First Name : Won-pyung
  • Family Name : Sohn
  • Korean Name : 손원평
  • ISNI : -
  • Works : 17
About the Original Work
  • 아몬드
  • Author : Sohn Won-pyung
  • Published Year : 2017
  • English Title : ALMOND
More About the Original Work
Descriptions - 1 Languages
  • English(English)

The Emissary meets The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime in this poignant and triumphant story about how love, friendship, and persistence can change a life forever.

This story is, in short, about a monster meeting another monster.

One of the monsters is me.

Yunjae was born with a brain condition called Alexithymia that makes it hard for him to feel emotions like fear or anger. He does not have friends—the two almond-shaped neurons located deep in his brain have seen to that—but his devoted mother and grandmother provide him with a safe and content life. Their little home above his mother's used bookstore is decorated with colorful Post-it notes that remind him when to smile, when to say "thank you," and when to laugh.

Then on Christmas Eve—Yunjae's sixteenth birthday—everything changes. A shocking act of random violence shatters his world, leaving him alone and on his own. Struggling to cope with his loss, Yunjae retreats into silent isolation, until troubled teenager Gon arrives at his school, and they develop a surprising bond.

As Yunjae begins to open his life to new people—including a girl at school—something slowly changes inside him. And when Gon suddenly finds his life at risk, Yunjae will have the chance to step outside of every comfort zone he has created to perhaps become the hero he never thought he would be.

Source : https://lti.overdrive.com/media/16DFBC65-0B4F-44A9-93FC-B56B88FDD9C3

Translated Books13 See More

  • Spanish(Español) Book
    Almendra
    Won-Pyung Sohn / 손원평 / 2021 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century
  • Polish(Polski) Book
    Almond
    Sohn Wonpyung / 손원평 / 2021 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century
  • Hebrew(עברית) Book
    שקד
    סון פיונג-וון / 손원평 / 2021 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century