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Paul Yoon

Paul Yoon is the author of Once the Shore (Sarabande, 2009), Snow Hunters (Simon & Schuster, 2013), The Mountain (Simon & Schuster, 2017), and Run Me to Earth (Simon & Schuster, 2020). A recipient of a fellowship from the Guggenheim Foundation, he lives in the Hudson Valley, New York. His new book, The Hive and the Honey (Simon & Schuster, 2023), is forthcoming.


Illustration by Chloe Scheffe


Fall 2016 | Fiction

Antje came to Spain three years ago. She worked as a hotel maid in San Sebastián, where she met Mathis and married him. He was a manager at the hotel. He was eight years older. She was twenty-four and had left Germany after her mother died. Her mother had been in Kabul, serving as an engineer in the Bundeswehr. Antje had never traveled abroad before.