Books by Paul Yoon and Complete Book Reviews

Paul Yoon. Simon & Schuster, $25 (256p) ISBN 978-1-5011-5408-9
The second collection from Yoon (Once the Shore) is composed of six quiet, precisely told short stories bound by the longing for meaning and connection embodied by its mostly migrant protagonists, each of whom has suffered either direct or indirect...
Paul Yoon. Simon & Schuster, $22 (208p) ISBN 978-1-4767-1481-3
Yoon’s slim, melancholy debut novel (after a previous celebrated story collection, Once the Shore) explores the somber life of Yohan, a North Korean soldier captured in the south during the Korean War. After the war, Yohan is given ocean passage to...
Paul Yoon, Author . Sarabande $15.95 (270p) ISBN 978-1-932511-70-3
Yoon's collection of eight richly textured stories explore the themes of family, lost love, silence, alienation and the effects of the Japanese occupation and the Korean War on the poor communities of a small South Korean island. In the...
Paul Yoon. Simon & Schuster, $26 (272p) ISBN 978-1-5011-5404-1
Yoon (The Mountain) asks whether anyone can truly survive the ruins of war in this sparely written gem. In 1969, inhabitants of war-ravaged Laos struggle with political conflicts and a landscape in which civilians regularly cope with the ugly...
Paul Yoon. S&S/Rucci, $26 (160p) ISBN 978-1-66802-079-1
Yoon (Run Me to the Earth) delivers a lean collection of stories featuring restless, complex characters driven by their need for connection and forgiveness. Throughout, themes of displacement and loss are juxtaposed with simple moments of love and...
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