New Delhi, 23rd May 2022: Hachette India is proud to announce the book Violets by Kyung-Sook Shin. Kyung-Sook Shin is one of South Korea’s most widely read and acclaimed novelists.
About the Book:
It is the 1970s in rural South Korea and San is alone.
She finally finds a friend in a girl called Namae, until one afternoon changes everything. Following a moment of intimacy in a minari field, Namae violently rejects San, setting her on a troubling path.
It is the 1990s and San is twenty-two when she happens upon a job at a flower shop in Seoul’s bustling city center. Over the course of one hazy, volatile summer, San meets a curious cast of characters – the mute shop owner, a brash co-worker, kind farmers, and aggressive customers – and fuelled by quiet desperation to jump-start her life, she plunges headfirst into an obsession with a passing magazine photographer. Throughout it all, San’s moment with Namae continues to linger in the back of her mind.
Violets by Kyung-Sook Shin is a story of thwarted desire, misogyny, and erasure, Violets reveals the high stakes involved in one woman’s desperate search for both autonomy and attachment in an unforgiving society.
About the Author:
Kyung-sook Shin is the author of numerous works of fiction and is one of South Korea’s most widely read and acclaimed novelists. She has been honored with the Manhae Literature Prize, the Dong-in Literature Prize, and the Yi Sang Literary Prize, as well as France’s Prix de l’Inaperçu. Please Look After Mom is her first book to appear in English.