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The Place Where the Harmonium Was (풍금이 있던 자리)

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This is a bilingual edition of award winning author Shin Kyung-sook (신경숙)'s The Place Where the Harmonium Was (풍금이 있던 자리).

"In that context, the blind calf in the story represents the vulnerablility of the weak, including that of the narrator herself, and reminds us of the universality of the human condition which causes all of us to crave more love and care. The mother cow
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Paperback, 126 pages
Published 2012 by Asia Publishers (first published July 7th 2003)
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Oct 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
(The title of this book is misspelled! It is Harmonium, not Harminum!)

if you have read Kyung-sook Shin's most famous work, Please Look After Mom (엄마를 부탁해), then the themes of this short story will be very familiar.

It is a semi - epistolary story with the narrator writing a letter of explanation to her married lover about why she cannot keep their promise to run away together. She reflects back on the women in her own life who have been left or caused the leaving as she makes her decision.

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Kyung-Sook Shin is a South Korean writer. She is the first South Korean and first woman to win the Man Asian Literary Prize in 2012 for 'Please Look After Mom'.