Once Around the Sun

Once Around the Sun

by Melanie Steyn

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Once Around the Sun by Melanie Steyn

"Once Around the Sun introduces the Lee family: Dong-ju, the 12 year old son?boisterous, exuberant and curious; Ji-young, the 16-year-old daughter, ripped from childhood and thrown into an adult world too soon; Yun-hwa, defined as a wife and a mother, but searching to be just herself; and Kyu-ah, the grandmother, looking back on a life full of heartache, but also forward to the legacy she will leave through her family. Each chapter represents a season and covers the story of one member of the family. These start out as simple tales of ordinary life, but soon unfold into extraordinary accounts of spiritual awakening." ?Marilyn Roberts, Semyeung

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BN ID: 2940158571213
Publisher: Seoul Selection
Publication date: 08/18/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 141
File size: 353 KB

About the Author

Melanie Susan Steyn was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 1945. Her mother was an actress until she married, and her father was a politician who later became South Africa's ambassador to the United Kingdom during the apartheid era. She grew up within the dichotomy of a loving family and the detestable system, which she argued and battled against. She mostly chose to teach English to people of color, avoiding the comfortable white "club" offered by the system of job reservation. Melanie wrote plays for community theater and a youth novel, Theo and Blikskottel. Melanie came to Korea in 2002 and now teaches in the Department of English Education at Suncheon National University. Her eldest son is also teaching English in the South Jeolla Province, and she has two sons in Cape Town.

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