Once the Shore: Book summary and reviews of Once the Shore by Paul Yoon

Once the Shore

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by Paul Yoon

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Once the Shore by Paul Yoon
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  • Published in USA  Apr 2009
    224 pages
    Genre: Short Stories/Essays

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Spanning over half a century—from the years just before the Korean War to the present—the eight stories in this collection reveal an intricate and unforgettable portrait of a single island in the South Pacific. Novelistic in scope, daring in its varied environments, Once the Shore introduces a remarkable new voice in international fiction.

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"Starred Review. Yoon's stories are introspective and tender while also painting with bold strokes the details of the lives of the invisible." - Publishers Weekly.

"Paul Yoon writes stories the way Fabergé made eggs: with untold craftsmanship, artistry, and delicacy. Again and again another layer of intricacy is revealed, proving that something as small as a story can be as satisfying and moving as a Russian novel." - Ann Patchett.

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Paul Yoon

Paul Yoon was born in New York City. His fiction has appeared in One Story, Ploughshares, TriQuarterly, Glimmer Train, American Short Fiction, Best of the Web 2008, and The Best American Short Stories, among other publications.

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