Welcome to the Hyunam-Dong Bookshop

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Author: Hwang Bo-Reum
Translated by Shanna Tan

9781526662262 | PB w/flaps | pp. 297 | 2023 | Bloomsbury Publishing

Welcome to the Hyunam-Dong Bookshop is a celebration of the small steps towards progress that often go unnoticed in our attempts to live a life that society deems productive.

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Welcome to the Hyunam-Dong Bookshop is a celebration of the small steps towards progress that often go unnoticed in our attempts to live a life that society deems productive. It’s not the kind of book you ought to read in a single sitting, and like a well-brewed cup of coffee, it is best to savour it slowly. Book lovers who read this novel will come out of it fantasising about their ideal bookstore. They might even walk away with a few nifty ideas about how to run one.

Yeongju did everything she was supposed to, go to university, marry a decent man, get a respectable job. Then it all fell apart. Burned out, Yeongju abandons her old life, quits her high-flying career, divorces her husband, and follows her dream. She opens a bookshop.

In a quaint neighbourhood in Seoul, surrounded by books, Yeongju and her customers take refuge. From the lonely barista to the unhappily married housewife, and the writer who sees something special in Yeongju – they all have disappointments in their past. The Hyunam-Dong Bookshop becomes the place where they all learn how to truly live.

Excerpted from reviews in scroll.in and straitstimes.com

Author:

Hwang Bo-Reum
Translated by Shanna Tan

ISBN:

9781526662262

Binding:

Paperback w/flaps

Pages:

297

Year of Publication:

2023

Publisher:

Bloomsbury Publishing

Edition:

First

Condition:

New

Country of Origin:

India

About the Author

Hwang Bo-reum studied Computer Science and worked as a software engineer. She wrote several essay collections: I Read Every Day, I Tried Kickboxing for the First Time and This Distance is Perfect. Welcome to the Hyunam-dong Bookshop is her first novel, which has sold over 150,000 copies in Korea and been sold into 9 territories. Before its release as a paperback, the novel was initially published as an e-book after winning an open contest co-organised by Korean content-publishing platform ‘Brunch’.

Shanna Tan is a Singaporean translator working from Korean, Chinese and Japanese into English. She was selected for two emerging literary translator mentorships in 2022, where she was mentored by Anton Hur and Julia Sanches. Her prose translations have appeared in The Southern Review, The Common, Azalea: Journal of Korean Literature & Culture and more.

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