No Couches in Korea

No Couches in Korea

by Kevin M. Maher


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Six finalist awards for Non-Fiction/Narrative/Travel Writing: Foreword INDIES (2016), CIPA EPPY (2017), Global Ebooks (2017), International Book Awards (2017), Beverly Hills Books Awards (2017) and Journey Book Awards (2017).

This gem of a classic describes Pusan of South Korea in the mid-1990s. A decade when western English teachers descended upon, meandered about, and discovered a place within an ever more modern Korean society. From the point-of-view of Adam Wanderson, you will be led on a first-person narrative of the job, the experiences, the landscape, the expat scenes, and the many colorful western characters that made their way to South Korea, to make a new home. All the while, Adam struggles with separating entirely from his past, or entirely embracing the new.

NO COUCHES IN KOREA is even timelier today than when the story first took place. It shares a foreigner-experienced glimpse into South Korean life just prior to cellphones, the internet, and the current craze of Korean films, TV, and K-Pop.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780692674000
Publisher: Kevin M Maher
Publication date: 04/02/2016
Pages: 308
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.64(d)

About the Author

Kevin M Maher first arrived in South Korea for a one year stint in 1996, but continued to live there off and on over the next few decades. Korea never entirely left him, and some of the characters that found their way into his book, continue to frequent the bars, the streets, and the alleys of Busan and Seoul to this day. Now, all of them will be eternally memorialized, as they'll come alive in your own mind as your experience No Couches in Korea.

Kevin M Maher grew up in eighteen houses in ten towns across the state of Michigan by the time he was eighteen years old. After university, he moved to many more apartments in other states including New York, California, Arizona, Oregon, and Minnesota. Those relocations catapulted more movement across more apartments and cities in Asia, Europe, and South America. South Korea was one of the longest lingering locations that attracted him back a multitude of times. He currently once again resides within South Korea striking range, in the comfortable city of Macau.

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