Fort Greene store:
Tuesday, August 15, 7:30 PM
Book Launch: Paul Yoon presents The Mountain
In conversation with Katie Kitamura
Wine reception to follow
Paul Yoon, author of the award-winning and critically acclaimed titles Once the Shore and Snow Hunters (a 2013 Greenlight First Editions Club selection), launches his new story collection at Greenlight. In The Mountain, Paul Yoon displays his subtle, ethereal, and strikingly observant style with six thematically linked stories, taking place across several continents and time periods and populated with characters who are connected by their traumatic pasts, newly vagrant lives, and quests for solace in their future. Though they exist in their own distinct worlds (from a sanatorium in the Hudson Valley to an inn in the Russian far east) they are united by the struggle to reconcile their traumatic pasts in the wake of violence, big and small, spiritual and corporeal, in the wake of World War II. Pulitzer Prize finalist Daniyal Mueenuddin calls The Mountain, “mysterious and elusive and distinctive, a brilliant collection of stories, and a unified work of art.” Yoon presents his work in conversation with Greenlight neighbor Katie Kitamura, author of A Separation, followed by a wine reception to celebrate the book’s launch.