[KS] New Literary Novel of Korea

Mia Yun miayun at pipeline.com
Sun Sep 27 22:32:33 EDT 1998

Dear List,

I am happy to announce the publication of  my novel, House of the Winds: 


by Mia Yun 

Publication date: October 1, 1998 

ISBN 1-56656-305-4 

Hardback $22.95 (in Canada, $32.95) 

Interlink Books, Interlink Publishing Group 

Contact: Moira Megragee at 413-582-7054

HOUSE OF THE WINDS is set in the 60s and 70s of Korea and tells the story of a family and especially its women whose lives are deeply affected by the tumultuous Korean history: mainly the 36-year Japanese rule and the Korean War.

The novel will be featured nationwide during November in the Original Voices Program at Borders Books & Music and I will be a guest of Liane Hansen on National Public Radio's Weekend Edition Sunday.  I will also be reading and signing at five locations (listed below) in October and November and I hope some of you could make it to the readings if you're nearby.  

Advance Praise and Reviews for HOUSE OF THE WINDS:

"Warm and vivid... Eloquently written in language that is both metaphorical and poetic." -LIBRARY JOURNAL

"This is a novel full of beautiful and vivid description..." -BOOKLIST 

"Mia Yun's imagination flowers into startlingly fresh imagery.  Her sentences are pure, simple, exquisitely shaded.." -Cynthia Ozick 


"Intertwining memory, myth, dream and imagination, the young narrator captures a world in which the old and the new, the innocent and the cunning, the East and the West, all clash and embrace" -Rebecca Stowe 

"Through the haunting and evocative prose of Mia Yun's fine novel we see, feel and know a Korea which until now, despite our participation in its modern day civil war, has yet remained hidden from us.  She beautifully melds Korea's enduring strength, achievements, and above all, its tragic past within an almost contemporary setting. She is especially concerned that in the telling of her country's history, an all important group has been left out.  She writes:  ‘Korea seemed... a bloodied Eden full of the voiceless souls of women...'  Mia Yun's is one Korean woman who will be heard." -Barney Rosset

Readings & Signings:

           OCTOBER 1, 1998 at 7:00 p.m. 

           Booklink Booksellers 

           Thorns Marketplace 

           150 Main Street 

           Northampton Massachusetts 


           NOVEMBER 9, 1998 at 6:00 p.m. 

           Mid-Manhattan Library 

           455 Fifth Avenue (at 40th Street)

           New York, New York 10016 


           NOVEMBER 12, 1998 at 6:00 p.m. 

           Borders Books and Music 

           461 Park Avenue (at 57th Street)

           New York, New York  10022 


           NOVEMBER 17, 1998 at 7:00 p.m. 

           Borders Books and Music 

           430 Gorham Road 

           South Portland, Maine  04106 


           NOVEMBER 18, 1998 at 7:00 p.m. 

           Borders Books and Music 

           85 Worcester Road 

           Framingham, MA  01701 


Further information on the book, updated reading schedules, and discount ordering can be found at my web site: http://www.pipeline.com/~miayun  

Thank you very much.

Mia Yun

Author of <italic>House of the Winds



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