Thursday, June 22, 2017

Meeting with My Brother: a Novella

Meeting with My Brother: a Novella / Yi Mun-Yol, translated by Heinz Insu Fenkl with Yoosup Chang, 92 pp.

A cool, spare story of a middle-aged South Korean professor meeting his North Korean half-brother for the first time in a Chinese border town packed with tourists.  Little action but lots to think about, this story lets the reader glimpse the deep strangeness of the Korean divide.  Atmospheric in a minimalist kind of way.  I enjoyed this; try it if you like fiction that takes you someplace new.

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