Greek Lessons

Greek Lessons

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 01/02/2024
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Greek Lessons
Han Kang's complex, fathoms-deep narratives never fail to intoxicate. The discourse in Greek Lessons surrounding language, etymology and the ways in which ... READ MORE
Benny Duverge-Pryce
Greek Lessons
Written in prose that is so rich and sweet I felt like I could eat it with a spoon
This is a book about the senses: sight, sound, speech - and what happens when they falter and sometimes fail. Written in prose that is so rich and sw... READ MORE
Libby Chapman


A powerful novel of the saving grace of language and human connection, from the celebrated author of The Vegetarian. 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. 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 is a tender love letter to human connection, a novel to awaken the senses, vividly conjuring the essence of what it means to be alive. Translated by Deborah Smith and e. yaewon.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780241997062
  • Number of pages: 160
  • Weight: 117g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 9 mm

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