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The Korean Word For Butterfly

The Korean Word For Butterfly

  • Title: The Korean Word For Butterfly
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  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 328 pages


Set against the backdrop of the 2002 World Cup and rising anti American sentiment due to a deadly accident involving two young Korean girls and a U.S tank, The Korean Word For Butterfly is told from three alternating points of view Billie, the young wanna be poet looking for adventure with her boyfriend who soon finds herself questioning her decision to travel Set against the backdrop of the 2002 World Cup and rising anti American sentiment due to a deadly accident involving two young Korean girls and a U.S tank, The Korean Word For Butterfly is told from three alternating points of view Billie, the young wanna be poet looking for adventure with her boyfriend who soon finds herself questioning her decision to travel so far from the comforts of American life Moon, the ex K pop band manager who now works at the English school struggling to maintain his sobriety in hopes of getting his family back And Yun ji , a secretary at the school whose new feelings of resentment toward Americans may lead her to do something she never would have imagined possible The Korean Word For Butterfly is a story about the choices we make and why we make them It is a story, ultimately, about the power of love and redemption The author would like to note that this book deals, in part, with abortion It tries, as best it can, to explore the issue with compassion rather than judgment Contains some foul language


Author Jamie Zerndt

Jamie Zerndt is the author of THE CLOUD SEEDERS, THE KOREAN WORD FOR BUTTERFLY, and THE ROADRUNNER CAFE His short story, THIS JERKWATER LIFE , was recently chosen as an Editor s Pick in s Kindle Singles store He received an MFA in Writing from Pacific University and now lives in Portland, Oregon, with his son.




The Korean Word For Butterfly Reviews (31)

  • This book was a nonstop read I was with the well fleshed out characters through all their pain, angst, troubles and redemption This is a quick read but a monster of a story A MUST READ Absolutely stays with you The writing is absolutely flawless Could not stop. [..]

  • Warning This book review comes with extensive soapboxing I have my own take on the situations described here, based on personal experience as an ex pat in Korea So, take the rant into account with my rating.I was originally going to give this self published novel my usual one to three chapte [..]

  • First, I wanted to give props to the author This is one of the best edited self published novels I ve read Unfortunately, I didn t like the novel as a whole I had major issues with the back and forth between first and third person I started to make reasons for the transitions, but there wasn t any F [..]

  • Captivating and intriguing, The Korean Word For Butterfly gives the reader an inside look at South Korea through the eyes of the three main characters Told in alternating points of view, we see life through the eyes of a father separated from his wife an young child, through the eyes of a young sing [..]

  • Study the cover of this book for the meaningJames Zerndt Note the name because we are bound to see it become a household word Though this is Zerndt s second novel I have not read his first novel THE CLOUD SEEDERS and it represents the depth and profundity and polish of a seasoned writer Not only doe [..]

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