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Translations of Beauty: A Novel by Mia Yun [in AsianWeek]

Translations of BeautyTwo Korean American twin sisters – one scarred from a tragic childhood accident, and the other untouched – have become estranged in adulthood. Now in their late 20s, they find themselves traveling together through Italy. Yunah, the unscarred twin – at least on the outside – reconstructs their early Korean childhood, their Brooklyn adolescence and coming of age, in an attempt to define a future relationship with the now withdrawn and distant Inah. Although written with undeniable grace and fluidity, the sisters’ continued inability to just communicate – which, yes, is probably the point – nevertheless proves rather tedious.

Review: “New and Notable Books,” AsianWeek, June 25, 2004

Readers: Adult

Published: 2004


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