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The Hive and the Honey: Stories

The Hive and the Honey: Stories

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From the beloved award-winning author Paul Yoon comes a spectacular collection of unique stories, each confronting themes of identity, belonging, and the collision of cultures across countries and centuries.

A boy searches for his father, a prison guard on Sakhalin Island. In Barcelona, a woman is tasked with spying on a prizefighter who may or may not be her estranged son. A samurai escorts an orphan to his countrymen in the Edo Period. A formerly incarcerated man starts a new life in a small town in upstate New York and attempts to build a family.

The Hive and the Honey is a bold and indelible collection by celebrated author Paul Yoon, one that portrays the vastness and complexity of diasporic communities, with each story bringing to light the knotty inheritances of their characters. How does a North Korean defector connect with the child she once left behind? What are the traumas that haunt a Korean settlement in Far East Russia?

Lauded as a "quotidian-surreal craft-master" (New York magazine), Yoon's stunning stories are laced with beauty and cruelty, and The Hive and the Honey is the work of an author writing at the very height of his powers.

Author: Paul Yoon
Publisher: Marysue Rucci Books
Published: 10/10/2023
Pages: 160
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.60lbs
Size: 8.70h x 5.70w x 0.80d
ISBN: 9781668020791

Review Citation(s):
Library Journal Prepub Alert 05/01/2023 pg. 6
Kirkus Reviews 08/01/2023
Publishers Weekly 08/07/2023
Booklist 09/01/2023 pg. 40

About the Author
Paul Yoon is the author of four previous works of fiction: Once the Shore, which was a New York Times Notable Book; Snow Hunters, which won the Young Lions Fiction Award; The Mountain, which was an NPR Best Book of the Year; and Run Me to Earth, which was one of Time magazine's Must-Read Books of 2020 and longlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction. A recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, he lives in the Hudson Valley, New York.

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