Review: Snow Hunters
At the end of the Korean War, Yohan is freed from a POW camp and leaves his native country behind for Brazil. Once there, he becomes a tailor’s apprentice and meets four people who help him make sense of his past.
SNOW HUNTERS by Paul Yoon is a beautifully written tale of a man trying to make a new life for himself in a new world. A world where the customs and language are unfamiliar to him. He wants to escape his past but needs it to help him figure out the present.
Yoon’s writing is spare and it’s evident each word in this book is carefully chosen. Even though the characters have tragic pasts they are learning to live again in this wonderful novel. At just over 200 pages, SNOW HUNTERS is a short book but it’s not a quick read because you’ll want to savor ever word.