Anton Hur

South Korea, 1970. San is a lonely child, ostracised from her community. She soon finds a friend in a girl called Namae, until one afternoon changes everything. Following a moment of intimacy in a minari field, Namae violently rejects San, setting her on a troubling path.

We next meet San, aged twenty-two, when she happens upon a job at a flower shop in Seoul's bustling city centre. Over the course of one hazy, volatile summer, San is introduced to a curious cast of characters - the mute shop owner, a brash co-worker, kind farmers and aggressive customers - and fuelled by a quiet desperation to jump-start her life, she plunges headfirst into obsession with a passing magazine photographer. Throughout it all, San's moment with Namae continues to linger in the back of her mind.

A story of thwarted desire, misogyny and erasure, Violets reveals the high stakes involved in one woman's desperate search for both autonomy and attachment in an unforgiving society.

  • Classification : GENERAL & LITERARY FICTION
  • Pub Date : MAR 14, 2024
  • Imprint : Weidenfeld & Nicolson
  • Page Extent : 224
  • Binding : PB
  • ISBN : 9781474623568
  • Price : INR 699

Anton Hur

Anton Hur was a finalist for the International Booker Prize and the National Book Award for his translation of Bora Chung's Cursed Bunny. He is the co-translator of Beyond the Story: 10-Year Record of BTS, which was a #1 New York Times Bestseller. His debut novel Toward Eternity is published by HarperVia.

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