The Prince of Mournful Thoughts and Other Stories [Paperback]

Caroline Kim (Author)

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ISBN: 9780822966746 | Published by: University of Pittsburgh Press | Series: Pitt Drue Heinz Lit Prize | Year of Publication: 2021 | Language: English 222p, H210 x W146 (mm)
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The Prince of Mournful Thoughts and Other Stories

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Winner of the 2020 Drue Heinz Literature Prize

Exploring what it means to be human through the Korean diaspora, Caroline Kim’s stories feature many voices. From a teenage girl in 1980’s America, to a boy growing up in the middle of the Korean War, to an immigrant father struggling to be closer to his adult daughter, or to a suburban housewife whose equilibrium depends upon a therapy robot, each character must face their less-than-ideal circumstances and find a way to overcome them without losing themselves. Language often acts as a barrier as characters try, fail, and momentarily succeed in connecting with each other. With humor, insight, and curiosity, Kim’s wide-ranging stories explore themes of culture, communication, travel, and family. Ultimately, what unites these characters across time and distance is their longing for human connection and a search for the place - or people - that will feel like home.

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