Winter in Sokcho

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Winter in Sokcho

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Author :   Elisa Dusapin
Publisher :   Daunt Books
Published :   20/02/2020
ISBN :   9781911547549
Format :   Paperback
Pages :   128
Size (mm) :   201x124x13
Weight (g) :   258

It's winter in Sokcho, a tourist town on the border between South and North Korea. A young French Korean woman works as a receptionist in a tired guesthouse. One evening, an unexpected guest arrives: a French cartoonist, determined to find inspiration...   Read more
It's winter in Sokcho, a tourist town on the border between South and North Korea. A young French Korean woman works as a receptionist in a tired guesthouse. One evening, an unexpected guest arrives: a French cartoonist, determined to find inspiration in this desolate landscape. The two form an uneasy relationship. When she agrees to accompany him on trips to discover an 'authentic' Korea, they visit snowy mountaintops and dramatic waterfalls, and cross into North Korea. But he takes no interest in the Sokcho she knows - the gaudy neon lights, the scars of war, the fishmarket where her mother works. As she's pulled into his vision and taken in by his drawings, she strikes upon a way to finally be seen.