The Foreign Student by Susan Choi audiobook

The Foreign Student: A Novel

By Susan Choi
Read by Daniel K. Isaac

Blackstone Publishing 9780060191498
11.24 Hours Unabridged
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Highly acclaimed by critics, The Foreign Student is the story of a young Korean man, scarred by war, and the deeply troubled daughter of a wealthy Southern American family. In 1955, a new student arrives at a small college in the Tennessee mountains. Chuck is shy, speaks English haltingly, and on the subject of his earlier life in Korea he will not speak at all. Then he meets Katherine, a beautiful and solitary young woman who, like Chuck, is haunted by some dark episode in her past. Without quite knowing why, these two outsiders are drawn together, each sensing in the other the possibility of salvation. Moving between the American South and South Korea, between an adolescent girl’s sexual awakening and a young man’s nightmarish memories of war, The Foreign Student is a powerful and emotionally gripping work of fiction.

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Summary

Summary

Winner of the 1999 Asian American Literary Award

A Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection

An Electric Literature Pick of Books That Celebrate International Scholars

Highly acclaimed by critics, The Foreign Student is the story of a young Korean man, scarred by war, and the deeply troubled daughter of a wealthy Southern American family. In 1955, a new student arrives at a small college in the Tennessee mountains. Chuck is shy, speaks English haltingly, and on the subject of his earlier life in Korea he will not speak at all. Then he meets Katherine, a beautiful and solitary young woman who, like Chuck, is haunted by some dark episode in her past. Without quite knowing why, these two outsiders are drawn together, each sensing in the other the possibility of salvation. Moving between the American South and South Korea, between an adolescent girl’s sexual awakening and a young man’s nightmarish memories of war, The Foreign Student is a powerful and emotionally gripping work of fiction.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Susan Choi writes gracefully, insightfully, and with striking maturity.” Time
“Epic in its harrowing accounts of war and intimate in its charged descriptions of the unlikely love affair at its center.” New Yorker
“Elegantly wrought.” Vanity Fair
“Richly detailed…Moving from the present to the past, from America to Korea, Choi brings hundreds of small scenes to life.” New York Times Book Review
“A novel of extraordinary sensibility and transforming strangeness.” Los Angeles Times Book Review
“Resonates with compassion-turned-ardor and an addictive melancholy vibrating beneath every line.” Houston Chronicle

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Author

Author Bio: Susan Choi

Author Bio: Susan Choi

Susan Choi is the author of several acclaimed novels, including Trust Exercise, which won the National Book Award. Her work has been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award and winner of the PEN/W.G. Sebald Award and the Asian-American Literary Award for fiction.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 11.24
Audience: Adult
Language: English