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Greek Lessons

About the E-Books

Author
Han Kang
Co-Author
-
Translator
Deborah Smith,Emily Yae Won
Publisher
Books on Tape
Published Year
2023
Country
UNITED STATES
Classification

KDC구분 > literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century

Original Title
희랍어 시간
Romanization of Original
Huirabeo sigan
Original Language

Korean(한국어)

ISBN
9780593666234
Page
-
File Size
132589 KB
Duration
04:36:13
Series
OVERDRIVE LISTEN AUDIOBOOK

About the Author

  • Han Kang
  • Birth : 1970 ~ -
  • Occupation : Novelist
  • First Name : Kang
  • Family Name : Han
  • Korean Name : 한강
  • ISNI : 0000000054537103
  • Works : 159
About the Original Work
  • 희랍어 시간
  • Author : Han Kang
  • Published Year : 2011
  • English Title : Greek Lessons
More About the Original Work
Descriptions -
  • English(English)

"Now and then, language would thrust its way into her sleep like a skewer through meat, startling her awake several times a night."
In a classroom in Seoul, a young woman watches her Greek language teacher at the blackboard. She tries to speak but has lost her voice. Her teacher finds himself drawn to the silent woman, for day by day he is losing his sight. 
Soon the two discover a deeper pain binds them together. For her, in the space of just a few months, she has lost both her mother and the custody battle for her nine-year-old son. For him, it's the pain of growing up between Korea and Germany, being torn between two cultures and languages, and the fear of losing his independence.
Greek Lessons tells the story of two ordinary people brought together at a moment of private anguish—the fading light of a man losing his vision meeting the silence of a woman who has lost her language. Yet these are the very things that draw them to each other. Slowly the two discover a profound sense of unity—their voices intersecting with startling beauty, as they move from darkness to light, from silence to breath and expression.
Greek Lessons is the story of the unlikely bond between this pair and a tender love letter to human intimacy and connection—a novel to awaken the senses, one that vividly conjures the essence of what it means to be alive.

Source: https://lti.overdrive.com/media/9173209

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