The Prince of Mournful Thoughts and Other Stories Caroline Kim

The Prince of Mournful Thoughts and Other Stories

Author: Caroline Kim
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Book Title
The Prince of Mournful Thoughts and Other Stories
Author
Caroline Kim
ISBN
9780822946489
Winner of the 2020 Drue Heinz Literature PrizeExploring what it means to be human through the Korean diaspora, Caroline Kim's stories feature many voices. From a teenage girl in 1980's America, to a boy growing up in the middle of the Korean War, to an immigrant father struggling to be closer to his adult daughter, or to a suburban housewife whose equilibrium depends upon a therapy robot, each character must face their less-than-ideal circumstances and find a way to overcome them without losing themselves. Language often acts as a barrier as characters try, fail, and momentarily succeed in connecting with each other. With humor, insight, and curiosity, Kim's wide-ranging stories explore themes of culture, communication, travel, and family. Ultimately, what unites these characters across time and distance is their longing for human connection and a search for the place--or people--that will feel like home.Binding Type: HardcoverAuthor: Caroline KimPublisher: University of Pittsburgh PressPublished: 10/06/2020ISBN: 9780822946489Pages: 222Weight: 0.85lbsSize: 8.30h x 5.40w x 1.00d
Winner of the 2020 Drue Heinz Literature Prize

Exploring what it means to be human through the Korean diaspora, Caroline Kim's stories feature many voices. From a teenage girl in 1980's America, to a boy growing up in the middle of the Korean War, to an immigrant father struggling to be closer to his adult daughter, or to a suburban housewife whose equilibrium depends upon a therapy robot, each character must face their less-than-ideal circumstances and find a way to overcome them without losing themselves. Language often acts as a barrier as characters try, fail, and momentarily succeed in connecting with each other. With humor, insight, and curiosity, Kim's wide-ranging stories explore themes of culture, communication, travel, and family. Ultimately, what unites these characters across time and distance is their longing for human connection and a search for the place--or people--that will feel like home.



Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Caroline Kim
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
Published: 10/06/2020
ISBN: 9780822946489
Pages: 222
Weight: 0.85lbs
Size: 8.30h x 5.40w x 1.00d
Winner of the 2020 Drue Heinz Literature Prize

Exploring what it means to be human through the Korean diaspora, Caroline Kim's stories feature many voices. From a teenage girl in 1980's America, to a boy growing up in the middle of the Korean War, to an immigrant father struggling to be closer to his adult daughter, or to a suburban housewife whose equilibrium depends upon a therapy robot, each character must face their less-than-ideal circumstances and find a way to overcome them without losing themselves. Language often acts as a barrier as characters try, fail, and momentarily succeed in connecting with each other. With humor, insight, and curiosity, Kim's wide-ranging stories explore themes of culture, communication, travel, and family. Ultimately, what unites these characters across time and distance is their longing for human connection and a search for the place--or people--that will feel like home.



Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Caroline Kim
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
Published: 10/06/2020
ISBN: 9780822946489
Pages: 222
Weight: 0.85lbs
Size: 8.30h x 5.40w x 1.00d