Thursday, November 11, 2010 - 13:00
Book Signing: Melanie Steyn
Meet the Author of 'Once Around the Sun'
A chance to meet Melanie Steyn, author of the recently released novel "Once Around the Sun," and get your copy of it signed.
Published by Seoul Selection, "Once Around the Sun" is a short novel based on the lives of four members---or three generations---of a Korean family in a rural fishing village in southern Korea. Steyn, who teaches in the Department of English Education at Suncheon National University and has lived in Korea since 2002, creates the fictional Lee family and narrates a year in the life of four of its members. At around 130 pages, "Once Around the Sun" is written in accessible and entertaining prose and is a rare and interesting example of a foreign writer creating and entering the minds of four Korean characters.
About the Book:
Once Around the Sun introduces the Lee family: Dong-ju, the 12 year old son---boisterous, exuberant and curious; Ji-young, the 16-year-old daughter, ripped from childhood and thrown into an adult world too soon; Yun-hwa, defined as a wife and a mother, but searching to be just herself; and Kyu-ah, the grandmother, looking back on a life full of heartache, but also forward to the legacy she will leave through her family. Each chapter represents a season and covers the story of one member of the family. These start out as simple tales of ordinary life, but soon unfold into extraordinary accounts of spiritual awakening.
--- Marilyn Roberts, Semyeung University
Inquires should go to Kay at [email protected].
VENUE: Suncheon National University Museum Lobby, Jeollanam-do
DATE: Nov 11, 1pm~4pm
MORE INFO: [email protected]
GETTING THERE: Trains to Suncheon depart from Seoul's Yongsan Station.