I'LL BE RIGHT THERE

By KyungSook Shin
Other PressJune 2014
otherpress.com

Trade Paperback336 pages, $15.95, ISBN: 9781590516737
Subject: History / Culture / Relationships

“The shimmering, lucid tones and silver melancholy of I’ll Be Right There give readers a South Korea peopled with citizens fighting for honor and intellectual freedom, and longing for love and solace. Kyung-Sook Shin’s characters have unforgettable voices—it’s no wonder she has so many fans.”Susan Straight, author of Between Heaven and Here and National Book Award Finalist

“A wonderful, heartbreaking story that lingered with me long after the last page was turned. As the powerful story unfolded, I enjoyed peeling away the complicated, dark layers of every character. Kyung-sook Shin’s beautiful depictions of love and sweet adolescent confessions will take you back in time to your first heartbreak.”PP Wong, Editor-in-Chief, Banana Writers

“Tender and mournful, the latest novel from best-selling South Korean novelist Shin (Please Look after Mom, 2011) considers young love and loss in an era of political ferment…Shin’s uncomplicated yet allusive narrative voice delivers another calmly affecting story, simultaneously foreign and familiar.”Kirkus Reviews

“Shin’s perspective on relationships is nuanced; she doesn’t shy away from what is complex, complicated or painful in everyday human connections…There is also vibrancy and richness in the lives of her characters, and an understanding of love and solitude that is universal.”Electric Literature

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