Author: Kyung-ran JO
Hardcover | 352 pages | 195*135mm
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About This Book
An erotically charged, elegantly written novel that marks the first publication in English of author Kyung-Ran Jo, a literary star in Korea who has earned comparisons to Haruki Murakami.
Emotionally raw and emphatically sensual, Tongue is the story of the demise of an obsessive romance and a woman's culinary journey toward self-restoration and revenge. When her boyfriend of seven years leaves her for another woman, the celebrated young chef Jung Ji-won shuts down the cooking school she ran from their home and sinks into deep depression, losing her will to cook, her desire to eat, and even her ability to taste. Returning to the kitchen of the I talian restaurant where her career first began, she slowly rebuilds her life, rediscovering her appreciation of food, both as nourishment and as sensual pleasure. She also starts to devise a plan for a final, vengeful act of culinary seduction.
Tongue is a voluptuous, intimate story of a gourmet relying on her food-centric worldview to emerge from heartbreak; a mesmerizing, delicately plotted novel at once shocking and profoundly familiar.
About the Author
Born in 1969 in Seoul. Debuted in 1996 when her short story French Optical won the Donga Ilbo annual literary contest. She gained great attention of critics and readers when her novel Time for Baking Bread (1996) won the first Munhakdongne Writer Award. She has also published a collection of short stories My Maroon Sofa, In Search of Elephants, and The Story of a Ladle. Her other novels are Movement, Origin of a Family and We’ve Met Before. She also won many literary awards including Today’s Young Artist Award and the Contemporary Literature Prize.
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