Bae Suah And Deborah Smith A Greater Music

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Join us Thursday, October 13 at 7pm to hear award-winning Korean author Bae Suah, with her award-winning translator Deborah Smith, read from and discuss her novel A GREATER MUSIC.
Presented in partnership with OCA Greater Houston.

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Near the beginning of A GREATER MUSIC, the narrator, a young Korean writer, falls into an icy river in the Berlin suburbs, where she’s been housesitting for her on-off boyfriend Joachim. This sets into motion a series of memories that move between the hazily defined present and the period three years ago when she first lived in Berlin. Throughout, the narrator’s relationship with Joachim, a rough-and-ready metalworker, is contrasted with her friendship with a woman called M, an ultra-refined music-loving German teacher who was once her lover.

A novel of memories and wandering, A GREATER MUSIC blends riffs on music, language, and literature with a gut-punch of an emotional ending, establishing Bae Suah as one of the most exciting novelists working today.

Bae Suah, one of the most highly acclaimed contemporary Korean authors, has published more than a dozen works and won several prestigious awards. She has also translated several books from the German, including works by W. G. Sebald, Franz Kafka, and Jenny Erpenbeck. Her first book to appear in English, NOWHERE TO BE FOUND, was longlisted for a PEN Translation Prize.

Deborah Smith’s literary translations from the Korean include two novels by Han Kang (THE VEGETARIAN and HUMAN ACTS), and two by Bae Suah, (A GREATER MUSIC and RECITATION).

Founded in 1973, OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates is a 501(c)(3) national non-profit, membership-driven organization based in Washington, D.C. with over 100 chapters and affiliates around the country, and dedicated to advancing the social, political, and economic well-being of Asian Pacific Americans (APAs).
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By: Brazos Bookstore