A Korean dancing girl is taken to 19th century France in The Court Dancer by Shin Kyung.

A Korean woman struggles in 19th century France in Man Asian Literary Prize winner’s latest book, The Court Dancer

In Shin Kyung-sook’s latest novel, a French diplomat falls for a Korean court dancer and whisks her off to his native France. She happens to speak French and impresses the literati, but is like a fish out of water and returns to Korea

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A Korean dancing girl is taken to 19th century France in The Court Dancer by Shin Kyung.
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