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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Publication date August 19, 2014
Pages 198
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781476714820
ISBN-10 1476714827
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.25 by 7.25 in.
Weight 0.34 lbs.
Original list price $15.00
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Winner of the Young Lions Fiction Award, Snow Hunters is “a subtle, elegant, poignant read” (Oprah.com), featuring a Korean War refugee who emigrates to Brazil to become a tailor’s apprentice and confronts the wreckage of his past.

“Exquisitely enigmatic…a small but radiant star in the current literary firmament” (The Dallas Morning News), Snow Hunters traces the extraordinary journey of Yohan, a twenty-five-year-old North Korean POW refugee who defects from his country at the end of the Korean War, leaving his friends and family behind to seek a new life in a port town on the coast of Brazil.

Though he is a stranger in a strange land, throughout the years in this town, four people slip in and out of Yohan’s life: Kiyoshi, the Japanese tailor for whom he works, and who has his own secrets and a past he does not speak of; Peixe, the groundskeeper at the town church; and two vagrant children named Santi and Bia, a boy and a girl, who spend their days in the alleyways and the streets of the town. Yohan longs to connect with these people, but to do so he must sift through the wreckage of his traumatic past so he might let go and move on.

In Snow Hunters, “quotidian-surreal craft-master” (New York magazine) Paul Yoon proves love can dissolve loneliness; that hope can wipe away despair; and that a man who lost a country can find a new home. “The brief, simple sentences that form this elegant tone poem of a novel…have the effect of making you slow down to read them—which is a fitting way to experience the story of a man unmoored by memory and time” (Entertainment Weekly). This is a heartrending story of second chances, told with unerring elegance and absolute tenderness.

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Hardcover
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from Simon & Schuster (August 6, 2013)
9781476714813 | details & prices | 196 pages | 5.00 × 7.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $22.00
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Paperback
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Reprint edition from Simon & Schuster (August 19, 2014)
9781476714820 | details & prices | 198 pages | 5.25 × 7.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.34 lbs | List price $15.00
About: Winner of the Young Lions Fiction Award, Snow Hunters is “a subtle, elegant, poignant read” (Oprah.
Library
Book cover for 9781611739480
 
Large print edition from Center Point Pub (December 1, 2013)
9781611739480 | details & prices | 191 pages | 5.75 × 8.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.74 lbs | List price $35.95

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