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English(English) E-Book

Love in the Big City

About the E-Books

Author
Sang Young Park
Co-Author
-
Translator
Anton Hur
Publisher
Grove Press
Published Year
2021
Country
UNITED STATES
Classification
literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century
Original Title
대도시의 사랑법
Romanization of Original
daedosiui sarangbeop
Original Language
Korean(한국어)
ISBN
-
Page
-
Series
OVERDRIVE READ

About the Author

  • Sang Young Park
  • Birth : 1988 ~ -
  • Occupation : Writer
  • First Name : Sang Young
  • Family Name : Park
  • Korean Name : 박상영
  • ISNI : -
  • Works : 4
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Descriptions - 1 Languages
  • English(English)

A funny, transporting, surprising, and poignant novel that was one of the highest-selling debuts of recent years in Korea, Love in the Big City tells the story of a young gay man searching for happiness in the lonely city of Seoul

Love in the Big City is the English-language debut of Sang Young Park, one of Korea's most exciting young writers. A runaway bestseller, the novel hit the top five lists of all the major bookstores and went into nine printings. Both award-winning for its unique literary voice and perspective, and particularly resonant with young readers, it has been a phenomenon in Korea and is poised to capture a worldwide readership.

Love in the Big City is an energetic, joyful, and moving novel that depicts both the glittering nighttime world of Seoul and the bleary-eyed morning-after. Young is a cynical yet fun-loving Korean student who pinballs from home to class to the beds of recent Tinder matches. He and Jaehee, his female best friend and roommate, frequent nearby bars where they push away their anxieties about their love lives, families, and money with rounds of soju and ice-cold Marlboro Reds that they keep in their freezer. Yet over time, even Jaehee leaves Young to settle down, leaving him alone to care for his ailing mother and to find companionship in his relationships with a series of men, including one whose handsomeness is matched by his coldness, and another who might end up being the great love of his life.

A brilliantly written novel filled with powerful sensory descriptions and both humor and emotion, Love in the Big City is an exploration of millennial loneliness as well as the joys of queer life, that should appeal to readers of Sayaka Murata, Han Kang, and Cho Nam-Joo.

URL: https://lti.overdrive.com/media/6131443?cid=37224

Translated Books2

  • English(English) Book
    Love in the Big City
    Sang Young Park / 박상영 / 2021 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century
  • Japanese(日本語) Book
    大都会の愛し方
    パク・サンヨン / 박상영 / 2020 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century