A Greater Music

A Greater Music

Book - 2016
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"Near the beginning of A Greater Music, the narrator, a young Korean writer, falls into an icy river in the Berlin suburbs, where she's been housesitting for her on-off boyfriend Joachim. This sets into motion a series of memories that move between the hazily defined present and the period three years ago when she first lived in Berlin. Throughout, the narrator's relationship with Joachim, a rough-and-ready metalworker, is contrasted with her friendship with M, an ultra-refined music-loving German teacher, whom, it is suggested, later became her lesbian lover. A novel of memories and wandering, A Greater Music blends riffs on music, language, and literature with a gut-punch of an emotional ending, establishing Bae Suah as one of the most exciting novelists working today."-- Provided by publisher
Publisher: Rochester, NY : Open Letter, 2016
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781940953465
1940953464
Characteristics: 128 pages ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Smith, Deborah 1987-- Translator
Alternative Title: Eseisŭt'ŭ ŭi ch'aeksang

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