The Mountain

Stories
By: Paul Yoon
Narrated by: Tim Campbell
Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
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In The Mountain, Paul Yoon displays his subtle, ethereal, and strikingly observant style with six thematically linked stories, taking place across several continents and time periods and populated with characters who are connected by their traumatic pasts, newly vagrant lives, and quests for solace in their futures. Though they exist in their own distinct worlds (from a sanatorium in the Hudson Valley to an inn in the Russian far east), they are united by the struggle to reconcile their traumatic pasts in the wake of violence, big and small, spiritual and corporeal. A morphine-addicted nurse wanders through the decimated French countryside in search of purpose; a dissatisfied wife sporadically takes a train across Spain with a much younger man in the wake of a building explosion; a lost young woman emigrates from Korea to Shanghai, where she aimlessly works in a camera sweatshop, trying fruitlessly to outrun the ghosts of her past. Though each story is distinct from the others, his restrained voice and perceptive observations about violence - to the body, the landscape, and, ultimately, the human soul - weaves throughout this collection as a whole, making The Mountain a memorable listen.

©2017 Paul Yoon (P)2017 HighBridge, A Division of Recorded Books

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