Fantasy island: oceanic imaginings in Paul Yoon's Once the Shore

  title={Fantasy island: oceanic imaginings in Paul Yoon's Once the Shore},
  author={John R. Eperjesi},
  journal={Inter-Asia Cultural Studies},
  pages={371 - 382}
  • J. Eperjesi
  • Published 1 September 2011
  • Art
  • Inter-Asia Cultural Studies
Paul Yoon's short story collection, Once the Shore, recently won the fiction award at the 13th Asian American Literary Awards, sponsored by the Asian American Writers' Workshop. Once the Shore is set on the fictional Solla Island, the inspiration for which came from time Yoon spent on the real Jeju Island. Solla is an abstract or heterotopic space through which Yoon describes specific moments in the lives of local islanders as they are shaped both directly and indirectly by the brutal histories… 
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