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A Murder Mystery That Refuses to Be Solved

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Article
https://www.vulture.com/article/lemon-kwon-yeo-sun-book-review.html
Journal
Vulture
Issued Date
October 28, 2021
Page
-
Language
English(English)
Country
UNITED STATES
City
-
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)

Read the first chapter of Kwon Yeo-Sun’s slim novel Lemon and you could easily mistake it for a thriller. The book, translated from Korean by Janet Hong, has all the elements of the genre: protagonists haunted by an unsolved murder, a cop more interested in making an arrest than finding the killer, a dead girl whose beauty has turned her into something approaching myth. But this is a murder mystery less interested in victim and killer than in the motivations of those consuming their story—those who create meaning where, most likely, none exists. That consumption is its own violence. Gradually, we managed to return to our rightful place, our emotions numbed by the strain and struggle of our looming college entrance exam. We told ourselves: Some of us had to go, that’s all. One had an accident, one went abroad, one transferred schools, one dropped out, but we’re still here, aren’t we? Ah, this is killing us. Nothing’s changed. What kind of life is this? Is this living?

Translated Books8 See More

  • 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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