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Snow hunters : a novel

Winner of the Young Lions Fiction Award, Snow Hunters is "a subtle, elegant, poignant read" (Oprah.com), featuring a Korean War refugee who emigrates to Brazil to become a tailor's apprentice and confronts the wreckage of his past. "Exquisitely enigmatic'a small but radiant star in the current literary firmament" (The Dallas Morning News), Snow Hunters traces the extraordinary journey of Yohan, a twenty-five-year-old North Korean POW refugee who defects from his country at the end of the Korean War, leaving his friends and family behind to seek a new life in a port town on the coast of Brazil. Though he is a stranger in a strange land, throughout the years in this town, four people slip in and out of Yohan's life: Kiyoshi, the Japanese tailor for whom he works, and who has his own secrets and a past he does not speak of; Peixe, the groundskeeper at the town church; and two vagrant children named Santi and Bia, a boy and a girl, who spend their days in the alleyways and the streets of the town. Yohan longs to connect with these people, but to do so he must sift through the wreckage of his traumatic past so he might let go and move on. In Snow Hunters, "quotidian-surreal craft-master" (New York magazine) Paul Yoon proves love can dissolve loneliness; that hope can wipe away despair; and that a man who lost a country can find a new home. "The brief, simple sentences that form this elegant tone poem of a novel'have the effect of making you slow down to read them'which is a fitting way to experience the story of a man unmoored by memory and time" (Entertainment Weekly). This is a heartrending story of second chances, told with unerring elegance and absolute tenderness.

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  • "Winner of the Young Lions Fiction Award, Snow Hunters is "a subtle, elegant, poignant read" (Oprah.com), featuring a Korean War refugee who emigrates to Brazil to become a tailor's apprentice and confronts the wreckage of his past. "Exquisitely enigmatic'a small but radiant star in the current literary firmament" (The Dallas Morning News), Snow Hunters traces the extraordinary journey of Yohan, a twenty-five-year-old North Korean POW refugee who defects from his country at the end of the Korean War, leaving his friends and family behind to seek a new life in a port town on the coast of Brazil. Though he is a stranger in a strange land, throughout the years in this town, four people slip in and out of Yohan's life: Kiyoshi, the Japanese tailor for whom he works, and who has his own secrets and a past he does not speak of; Peixe, the groundskeeper at the town church; and two vagrant children named Santi and Bia, a boy and a girl, who spend their days in the alleyways and the streets of the town. Yohan longs to connect with these people, but to do so he must sift through the wreckage of his traumatic past so he might let go and move on. In Snow Hunters, "quotidian-surreal craft-master" (New York magazine) Paul Yoon proves love can dissolve loneliness; that hope can wipe away despair; and that a man who lost a country can find a new home. "The brief, simple sentences that form this elegant tone poem of a novel'have the effect of making you slow down to read them'which is a fitting way to experience the story of a man unmoored by memory and time" (Entertainment Weekly). This is a heartrending story of second chances, told with unerring elegance and absolute tenderness."@en
  • ""A highly anticipated debut novel from '5 Under 35 National Book Foundation' honoree featuring a Korean War refugee who emigrates to Brazil to become a tailor's apprentice and confronts the wreckage of his past"--"@en
  • "A Korean War refugee emigrates to Brazil to become a tailor's apprentice and confronts the wreckage of his past."@en
  • "It is 1954 and the story traces the extraordinary journey of Yohan, who defects from his country at the end of the Korean War, leaving his friends and family behind to seek a new life on the coast of Brazil. Throughout his years there, four people slip in and out of his life: Kiyoshi, the Japanese tailor for whom he works; Peixe, the groundskeeper at the town church; and two vagrant children named Santi and Bia. Yohan longs to connect with these people, but to do so he must let go of his traumatic past. In Snow Hunters, Yoon proves that love can dissolve loneliness, that hope can wash away despair, and that a man who has lost a country can find a new home. This is a heartwarming story of second chances, told with unerring elegance and tenderness."
  • "Snow Hunters traces the extraordinary journey of Yohan, who defects from his country at the end of the Korean War, leaving his friends and family behind to seek a new life on the coast of Brazil. Throughout his years there, four people slip in and out of his life: Kiyoshi, the Japanese tailor for whom he works; Peixe, the groundskeeper at the town church; and two vagrant children named Santi and Bia. Yohan longs to connect with these people, but to do so he must let go of his traumatic past. In Snow Hunters, Yoon proves that love can dissolve loneliness, that hope can wash away despair, and that a man who has lost a country can find a new home."@en
  • ""A highly anticipated debut novel from 5 Under 35 National Book Foundation honoree featuring a Korean War refugee who emigrates to Brazil to become a tailor's apprentice and confronts the wreckage of his past"--"@en
  • ""A highly anticipated debut novel from 5 Under 35 National Book Foundation honoree featuring a Korean War refugee who emigrates to Brazil to become a tailor's apprentice and confronts the wreckage of his past"--"

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  • "Historical fiction"
  • "Fiction"
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  • "Large type books"
  • "Psychological fiction"
  • "Psychological fiction"@en

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  • "Snow hunters a novel"@en
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