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In brief: Lemon; The Nutmeg’s Curse; Dirt – reviews

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Article
https://www.theguardian.com/books/2021/sep/26/in-brief-lemon-the-nutmegs-curse-dirt-reviews
Journal
The Guardian
Issued Date
September 26, 2021
Page
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Language
English(English)
Country
UNITED STATES
City
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Book
Lemon
Writer
Kwon Yeo-sun
Translator
Janet Hong

About the Author

  • Kwon Yeo-sun
  • Birth : 1965 ~ -
  • Occupation : Novelist
  • First Name : Yeo-sun
  • Family Name : Kwon
  • Korean Name : 권여선
  • ISNI : 0000000403531499
  • Works : 8
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  • English(English)

Kwon Yeo-Sun brings eerie beauty to crime fiction, Amitav Ghosh traces the climate crisis to colonialism and Bill Buford goes to the heart of French cuisine Lemon Kwon Yeo-Sun (translated by Janet Hong) Apollo, £12.99, pp192 Seoul 2002 and a city that’s been gripped by World Cup fever is about to be consumed by an infinitely darker news story: the murder of 18-year-old Kim Hae-on, whose ethereal good looks lead to the case being dubbed “the high school beauty murder”. Nobody is ever charged and 17 years on it still consumes her younger sister, Da-on, whose entire self – dumpy and plain but whip-smart and brimming with life – has altered in response. Though the narrative takes the form of a detective novel, it becomes a meditation on envy, grief and, this being South Korea, plastic surgery. Understated yet lingeringly eerie.

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  • Chinese(汉语) Book Available
    黃檸檬
    權汝宣 / 권여선 / 2021
  • English(English) Book Available
    Lemon
    Kwon Yeo-sun / 권여선 / 2021
  • Russian(Русский) Book Available
    Лимон
    Квон Ёсон / 권여선 / 2021

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