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Our Twisted Hero by Yi Munyol
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Our Twisted Hero (1987)

by Yi Munyol

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This story is about a young boy who used to live in Seoul. He did well in school and was accustom to the "rules" of school life in the big city. When his father has to transfer to a new location for work the boy also has to transfer to a new school out in the country. He expects to find that everything is "as it should be", the same as it was in Seoul...but he is mistaken. The rest of the story shows how he adjusts, or doesn't adjust and what steps he takes to achieve "justice" and restore everything to the "way it should be".
Interesting look into the Korean "school culture" of the past, but also has something everyone can relate to no matter what race you are or what country you are from.

Good authors tell a story, great ones make you feel the story...Yi Munyol is a great author! ( )
  Disco_grinch | Apr 11, 2012 |
Despite some obvious translation glitches, this was a very interesting look at personal responsibility, fate and the place of force in one's life. ( )
  KromesTomes | Apr 26, 2007 |
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Es sind schon fast dreissig Jahre her, aber immer wenn ich an den einsamen und zermürbendfen Kampf zurückdenke, der sich vom Frühjahr bis zum Herbst jenes Jahres hinzog, fühle ich mich so ratlos und entmutigt wie damals.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0786866705, Hardcover)

When the twelve-year-old narrator of Our Twisted Hero moves to a small town and enrolls in the local school, hes confident that his big city sophistication will establish him as a natural leader. He is shocked to find his new classmates and teacher under the spell of the class monitor. As the narrator sets out to overthrow the bully, he is threatened, teasedand finally broken.

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When the twelve-year-old narrator of Our Twisted Hero moves to a small town and enrolls in the local school, he's confident that his big city sophistication will establish him as a natural leader. He is shocked to find his new classmates and teacher under the spell of the class monitor. As the narrator sets out to overthrow the bully, he is threatened, teased--and finally broken.

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