Winter in Sokcho

Winter in Sokcho

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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.

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Daunt Books

Founded in 2010, the Daunt Books publishing arm is dedicated to discovering brilliant works by talented authors from around the world. Whether reissuing beautiful new editions of lost classics or introducing exceptional, fresh literary voices, we’re drawn to writing that evokes a strong sense of place – novels, memoirs, travel accounts, and translations with a lingering atmosphere, a thrilling story, and a distinctive style. With our roots as a travel bookshop, the titles we publish are inspired by the shops themselves, and the exciting atmosphere of discovery to be found in a good bookshop.

Book information

ISBN: 9781911547549
Publisher: Daunt Books
Imprint: Daunt Books
Pub date:
Edition: Paperback original
DEWEY: 843.92
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 128
Weight: 198g
Height: 130mm
Width: 197mm
Spine width: 13mm