Translator Janet Hong Reads from Kwon Yeo-sun’s Lemon
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Coming to us all the way from South Korea, Lemon, written by multi-award winning author Kwon Yeo-sun, is a short novel translated by Janet Hong. While the plot centers around the tragic and unsolved murder of a beautiful adolescent, Kim Hae-on, the story is about the people in her life who are left to grapple with grief in their own personal ways. Told from three perspectives over the course of two decades, we are privy to the inner life and turmoil of Kim’s younger sister, Da-on, who has experienced so much loss at such a young age.
Lemon by Kwon Yeo-sun is published by Head of Zeus and available now in all good bookshops!