Author: Mun-yol Yi
Hardcover | 276 pages | 205*135mm
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About This Book
Legendary writer Yi Mun-yol first met Kolleen Park, the famous musical director, in New York in 1993 and decided he wanted to write a book based on her stories. Park, the daughter of a Korean father and a Lithuanian-American mother, grew up traveling between Korea and the U.S.
Yi was inspired by Park and the struggles with identity, heritage, success and love of her Lithuanian aunts.
The heroine of the book, Kim Hye-ryeon, closely follows Parkís life. Kimís grandmother flees Lithuania with her daughter after the fall of the Soviet Union and comes to Korea.
Born with musical talents and charismatic leadership, Kimís life is full of glamour as a musical director and a conductor of a city symphony orchestra.
Yet her life is filled with darkness as well. Kim meets the love of her life but goes through a devastating divorce only after three years of tumultuous marriage.
In the end her career takes an unfavorable turn, and scarred, Kim leaves Korea. Written from the perspective of Kimís old friend, Yi masterfully underscores the unfulfilled holes in Kimís life left by her lonely and artistic dilemmas encompassing dual identities — Lithuanian and Korean — and acceptance.
— NOH HYUN-GI
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