LKL book database logo

He Gave Me Roses of the Balkans (Bi-lingual, Vol 72 – Taboo and Desire)

Author:
Translated by:
Publisher: , 2014.
Link to online store

The kids want to go too, and I can’t stand it anymore. If my mouth had not been full of coffee, I probably would have spat out, What? right there. I think it was from that moment on that I felt like I was in some sort of play whenever I was with my wife. I looked her in the eyes. She didn’t look away.I think I have to tell you. I can’t stand you anymore. Everything. The way you eat your soup, the part in your hair I see when you bend your head, the way you laugh, the way you sleep, the way you read your newspaper lying on your belly. Everything. When I look at you, I feel awful that you’re living with a woman like me. And I can’t stand that anymore either. I suddenly realized that Brahms was playing in the living room.

Not currently available on Kindle. Best bet is Seoul Selection as the US Amazon price is unreasonable at the moment

Entry on Goodreads.com here.