TUE JUN 7 2016, ASIAN ART MUSEUM, ALVORD BOARD ROOM, 7 PM – 8 PM, FREE
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Jung Young Moon at the Seattle Asian Art Museum (Seattle, WA)
June 7, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
South Korea’s eccentric, award-winning, contemporary author discusses his novel Vaseline Buddha. Newly translated into English, it delves into subconscious worlds blending reality and imagination.
“ONE ACHIEVES A KIND OF SERENITY WHEN DELVING INTO THIS BOOK. I FIND THAT ECCENTRICS LIKE JUNG ARE NEEDED IN LITERATURE.“
The story opens when our sleepless narrator thwarts a would-be thief outside his moonlit window, then delves into his subconscious imagination to explore a variety of geographical and mental locations—real, unreal, and surreal. He takes us from a treacherous flight in the mountains of Nepal to a park bench in Budapest to a bizarre conversation in Amsterdam to an encounter with an inflatable rubber dolphin floating in a small river in provincial France.