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Greek lessons : a novel / Han Kang ; translated by Deborah Smith and Emily Yae Won.

Han, Kang, 1970- (author.). Smith, Deborah, 1987- (translator.). Yae Won, Emily, (translator.).

"In a classroom in Seoul, a young woman watches her Greek language teacher at the blackboard. She tries to speak but has lost her voice. Her teacher finds himself drawn to the silent woman, for day by day he is losing his sight. Soon the two discover a deeper pain binds them together. For her, in the space of just a few months, she has lost both her mother and the custody battle for her nine-year-old son. For him, it's the pain of growing up between Korea and Germany, being torn between two cultures and languages, and the fear of losing his independence. Greek Lessons tells the story of two ordinary people brought together at a moment of private anguish-the fading light of a man losing his vision meeting the silence of a woman who has lost her language. Yet these are the very things that draw them to each other. Slowly the two discover a profound sense of unity-their voices intersecting with startling beauty, as they move from darkness to light, from silence to breath and expression"-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9780593595275
  • ISBN: 0593595270
  • Physical Description: 175 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: London ; Hogarth, [2023]

Content descriptions

Language Note:
In English, translated from Korean.
Subject: Divorced women > Fiction.
Language teachers > Fiction.
Mute persons > Fiction.
People with visual disabilities > Fiction.
Genre: Novels.

Available copies

  • 1 of 2 copies available at York County Libraries.


  • 1 current hold with 2 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Martin Library Adults KAN Fiction (Text) 33454005931472 Reading Room Balcony Available -
Paul Smith Library of Southern York County Adults KAN Fiction (Text) 34318001224837 Adult Area Checked Out 05/10/2024

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