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Skinship

by Yoon Choi

Skinship by Yoon Choi X
Skinship by Yoon Choi
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  • First Published:
    Aug 2021, 304 pages

    Paperback:
    Apr 2022, 304 pages

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Tasneem Pocketwala
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In Skinship, Yoon Choi focuses on small moments and then places them in the multiplicity and complexity of the Korean American experience.

The fine thing about short stories in general is their way of following characters through significant moments or events of change. It's a little like shadowing someone's life for a while and witnessing through it something striking about life itself. But what Yoon Choi offers in her stellar debut is an in-depth, all-in, no-boundaries sort of visit into her characters' whole, rich existences.

Skinship is a collection of eight short stories that showcases the multiplicity and complexity of the Korean American experience. The stories present a sweeping view of Yoon's characters, so though we're with them for only a few pages, the depth of the flashbacks and backstories are so illuminating, it feels as if she's giving us unlimited access to them.

Choi's stories are built up on small moments, constructed upon a frame of tiny potent instances that she tends to with careful, laborious ...

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