Monday, November 28, 2022

Eleven of the best literary evocations of winter

At the Waterstones blog Anna Orhanen tagged eleven of "the very best literary evocations of winter," including:
Winter in Sokcho by Elisa Shua Dusapin

Off season in a tourist town on the border of South and North Korea, everything falls eerily quiet. Against the muted backdrop of snow-filled, bleak winter days, Dusapin's exquisite debut charts the relationship between a young French Korean woman working as a guesthouse receptionist and a random winter visitor, a French cartoonist in search of inspiration. Charged with emotional candour, Winter in Sokcho is a stunning exploration of what it means to feel alienated from oneself and of the intimacy that is sometimes possible between strangers.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue