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The foreign student: a novel

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A masterful & assured debut by Choi tells the story of a Korean exchange student at a small Southern college & his burgeoning love affair with the deeply troubled daughter of a wealthy American family.
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Highly acclaimed by critics, The Foreign Student is the story of a young Korean man, scarred by war, and the deeply troubled daughter of a wealthy Southern American family. In 1955, a new student arrives at a small college in the Tennessee mountains. Chuck is shy, speaks English haltingly, and on the subject of his earlier life in Korea he will not speak at all. Then he meets Katherine, a beautiful and solitary young woman who, like Chuck, is haunted by some dark episode in her past. Without quite knowing why, these two outsiders are drawn together, each sensing in the other the possibility of salvation. Moving between the American South and South Korea, between an adolescent girl's sexual awakening and a young man's nightmarish memories of war, The Foreign Student is a powerful and emotionally gripping work of fiction.

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subject_facet Koreans -- Tennessee -- Fiction, Man-woman relationships -- Fiction, Sewanee (Tenn.) -- Fiction, Students, Foreign -- Tennessee -- Fiction, University of the South -- Students -- Fiction
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