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By popular demand, today’s snippet is the infamous scene where Mira learns something about her new language that isn’t quite in her language textbooks. She recites from her textbook while her classmates and teacher listen. Why is it a problem? You’ll have to read the book…or perhaps next week I will post some more.
I clear my dry throat and begin. “Yot is a traditional taffy made from rice. Many years ago, yot sellers would clang their big scissors together. Children ran to the sound of the scissors. These days, yot can be flavored with pumpkin or green tea in addition to the traditional rice flavor.”
“Eat yot!” hisses Juan. The class erupts in shocked giggles. Lee Sonsengnim’s leather soles pause in their clicking.
Desire in Any Language
On her own for the first time, Mira is studying abroad for her translator’s certificate. Unfortunately, the heady excitement of dance clubs, late-night parties, and endless shopping quickly distracts her from her educational goals. Mira’s advisor offers her private tutoring with a womanly touch, but the combined pressures of culture and language difference threaten Mira’s progress at school. She is unable to get her act together until she makes a discovery that horrifies and tantalizes her: in her new country, corporal punishment is a way of life. The secret to her academic success just might also fulfill her wildest, unspoken dreams.
Sexy. Seductive. Dangerous. A compelling and poignant read.
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P.S. Since Cara made me spill my secrets, here’s a link to what the scissor-clanging sounds like.