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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Moorhead Public Library YI (Text) 33500013792791 New Checked out 06/23/2023

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  • ISBN: 9781662601538
  • ISBN: 1662601530
  • Physical Description: 206 pages ; 22 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Astra House, [2023]

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Summary, etc.:
"Surreal, hilarious, and shrewdly poignant--a novel about a Korean American woman living in Berlin whose obsession with a K-pop idol sends her to Seoul on a journey of literary self-destruction."-- Dust jacket.
The narrator, a Korean American woman living in Berlin, is obsessed with Moon: anything not-Moon in her life fell away when she beheld the K-pop idol in concert. Moon dances as if his movements are creating their own gravitational field. Seized by ineffable desire, she begins writing Y/N fanfic-- in which you, the reader, insert [Your/Name] and play out an intimate relationship with the unattainable star. When Moon suddenly retires from the wildly popular K-pop group, the woman journeys to Korea in search of the object of her love. She locates the headquarters of the company that manages the boyband; at a secret location, together with Moon at last, art and real life approach their final convergence. -- adapted from jacket

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2022 November #2
    The unnamed 29-year-old narrator of Yi's first novel is introduced to a K-pop group when her roommate drags her along to their concert in Berlin, where they live. There, she locks her gaze on Moon, the youngest of the group, and becomes obsessed with learning everything about him. At a fandom celebration, the narrator learns about Y/N fanfiction: stories in which the protagonist is marked with "Y/N," or "Your Name," and the reader can insert their own name to experience lifelike situations with the celebrity. Inspired, the narrator begins writing her own Y/N fanfiction as her love for and obsession with Moon grows. But when Moon's entertainment company suddenly announces his retirement, she is struck with a sense of helplessness. She hops on a plane to Seoul to find him and make her passionate fantasies complete. In this sharp and humorously perverse novel, Yi examines the sort of identity-altering, obsessive fandom that is only destined to disappoint if one looks too closely. Copyright 2022 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Esther Yi was born in Los Angeles in 1989 and currently lives in Leipzig, Germany.

Subject: Popular music > Korea (South) > Fiction.
Fans (Persons) > Fiction.
Korean Americans > Fiction.
Berlin (Germany) > Fiction.
Seoul (Korea) > Fiction.
Genre: Psychological fiction.

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