by Paul Yoon

Reviewer Rating:
4
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Don't mistake this short book for a quick read--the language is spare and poetic, meant to be savored. Yohan was a POW during the Korean war, and has moved to Brazil to be a Japanese tailor's apprentice rather than returning to his home town. Here, he learns to mend clothes, but he also slowly learns how to be in the world again, how to form relationships with people and his new language and country. A lovely little book that spans many years and many moods.

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