BUILDING ON SUCCESS: Winter in Sokcho was an indie bookstore darling and critical and commercial success. US publication date will be close to the UK release date, allowing for more global marketing.
FOR FANS OF: Sayaka Murata, Marguerite Duras, and Han Kang. The novel is understated, lyric, emotional, and haunting, and establishes Dusapin as one of the preeminent up-and-coming young female writers of our time.
AUTHOR BACKSTORY: Born in France to a French father and Korean mother, Dusapin currently lives in Switzerland, writing in French about South Korea. This multi-nationalism will appeal to a lot of reader.
A PUNCHY, QUICK READ: This book can—and frequently will—be read in a single sitting, given how compelling and fast-paced it is.