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The court dancer / Kyung-Sook Shin ; translated by Anton Hur.

Sin, Kyŏng-suk, (author.). Hur, Anton, (translator.).
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Available copies

  • 5 of 7 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 7 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Fayette Co PL - Connersville FIC SIN (Text) 39230031899626 Adult New Books Available -
Hagerstown Jefferson Twp PL - Hagerstown FICTION SOOK (Text) 39213000836407 Adult Fiction Available -
LaGrange Co PL - LaGrange Main Library F SHI (Text) 30477101188229 Adult: Fiction Available -
Plainfield-Guilford Twp PL - Plainfield FIC Shin (Text) 31208912589886 fiction Available -
West Lafayette PL - West Lafayette FIC SHI (Text) 31951004327158 Main Floor - New Arrivals Checked out 12/28/2018
Westfield Washington PL - Westfield FIC Sin (Text) 78292000374480 Adult New Book Collection Checked out 01/02/2019
Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial FIC SHIN, KYUNG-SOOK (Text) 33946003344418 New Books . 2nd Floor Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781681777870
  • ISBN: 1681777878
  • Physical Description: 364 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Pegasus Books edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Pegasus Books, 2018.

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General Note:
Based on a true story.
Summary, etc.:
Based on a remarkable true story, the New York Times bestselling author of Please Look After Mom brilliantly images the life of Yi Jin, an orphan who would fall under the affections of the Empress and become a jewel in the late Joseon Court. When a novice French diplomat arrives for an audience with the Emperor, he is enraptured by the Joseon Dynasty's magnificent culture, then at its zenith. But all fades away when he sees Yi Jin perform the delicate traditional Dance of the Spring Oriole. Though well aware that women of the court belong to the palace, the young diplomat confesses his love to the Emperor, and gains permission for Yi Jin to accompany him back to France. A world away in Belle Epoque Paris, Yi Jin lives a free, independent life, away from the gilded cage of the court, and begins translating and publishing Joseon literature into French with another Korean student. But even in this new world, great sorrow awaits her. Yi Jin's grieving and suffering is only amplified by homesickness and a longing for her oldest friend. But her homecoming was not a happy one. Betrayal, jealousy, and intrigue abound, culminating with the tragic assassination of the last Joseon empress--and the poisoned pages of a book. Rich with historic detail and filled with luminous characters, Korea's most beloved novelist brings a lost era to life in a story that will resonate long after the final page.
Language Note:
Translated from the Korean.
Subject: Korea > History > Chosŏn dynasty, 1392-1910 > Fiction.
Man-woman relationships > Fiction.
FICTION / Asian American.
FICTION / Historical.
FICTION / Literary.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Historical fiction.

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