'Stunning' The Times'Excellent' Independent on Sunday'Compelling, haunting and thrilling' David PeaceSeoul, South KoreaMia is an outsider.
Half-English, half-Korean, a translator at the British Embassy; she treads a boundary between her roots and the acceptance she desires from the English - especially her boss, Thomas: a married diplomat. Thomas's career is jeopardized by an outrageous indiscretion until Mia comes to his rescue.
At first grateful, his feelings are soon complicated by a commission to investigate the background of the woman who has captivated him. Hyun-min is a defector from North Korea, taken in by Mia's family.
But he has a secret. One that could shatter Mia's family, her life and the fragile borders around them all.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 352 pages
- Publisher: Quercus Publishing
- Publication Date: 04/09/2014
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781782062585
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