• Greek Lessons
  • Greek Lessons
  • Greek Lessons
  • Greek Lessons
  • Greek Lessons
  • Greek Lessons
  • Greek Lessons
  • Greek Lessons
  • Greek Lessons
  • Greek Lessons
  • Greek Lessons
  • Greek Lessons

Greek Lessons

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Hardback Published on: 27/04/2023
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Synopsis

Exquisitely-written and profound, with swirling themes of loss, identity and human connection, Greek Lessons is the newly translated masterpiece from the author of the International Booker-winning The Vegetarian. And the best way to own it (we think) is in our gorgeous signed limited edition of just 2000 copies.

Synopsis

Signed limited edition with Hangul text page edges, limited to only 2000 copies. Exclusive to Foyles. The Korean text on the edge of the pages is a line the author selected from the novel for this limited edition, and in English reads ‘We were lying side by side in the woods under the sea then.’  In a classroom in Seoul, a young woman watches her Greek language teacher at the blackboard. She tries to speak but has lost her voice. Her teacher finds himself drawn to the silent woman, for day by day he is losing his sight. Soon they discover a deeper pain binds them together. For her, in the space of just a few months, she has lost both her mother and the custody battle for her nine-year-old son. For him, it's the pain of growing up between Korea and Germany, being torn between two cultures and languages. Greek Lessons tells the story of two ordinary people brought together at a moment of private anguish - the fading light of a man losing his vision meeting the silence of a woman who has lost her language. Yet these are the very things that draw them to one another. Slowly the two discover a profound sense of unity - their voices intersecting with startling beauty, as they move from darkness to light, from silence to expression. Greek Lessons is a tender love letter to human intimacy and connection, a novel to awaken the senses, vividly conjuring the essence of what it means to be alive.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 2928377172008

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