Posts Tagged by James Zerndt
|May 29, 2013||Filled under Literary Fiction, Uncategorized|
Kindle friends, you don’t want to miss today’s feature book. The Kindle Book Review calls it, “5 stars…full of fresh, original writing.” Take a look at The Korean Word For Butterfly by James Zerndt – a powerful story about the choices we make and why we make them.
A Little About The Korean Word For Butterfly:
Set against the 2002 World Cup and rising anti-American sentiment sparked from a deadly accident involving two 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 feelings of resentment toward Americans may lead her to do something she never would have thought possible.
About the Author:
James Zerndt lives in Portland, Oregon, with his wife and son. His poetry has appeared in The Oregonian, and his fiction has most recently appeared in Gray’s Sporting Journal and SWINK magazine. He recieved an MFA in Writing from Pacific University and is extremely fond of gummy bears and rain. This is his first novel. His second novel, The Korean Word For Butterfly, is due out in March 2013.
Praise for The Korean Word For Butterfly:
“The descriptions in the book are searing, beautiful and unique, the writing style refreshingly clean and simple.” –Dana Schumacher
“The author clearly understands the art of storytelling. This story follows three different points of view with clarity and compassion. No gimmicks, no pretensions – this novel is thought-provoking and well-paced.” –Kim Jones
Make time to read The Korean Word For Butterfly today. You won’t be sorry.