firstficV4finalAugust is First Fiction Month on! Click here to read all our First Fiction coverage. 

Today’s Debut of the Day pick is This Burns My Heart by Samuel Park, a romantic tale that the author describes as "Pride & Prejudice in South Korea."

thisburnsmyheartTraversing the South Korean landscape, from the rural fishing village of Pusan to the bustling capital of Seoul, This Burns My Heart is truly a slice of history, capturing a country very much in transition. But more importantly, it is a love story so simple and universal that, in many ways, it could be set anywhere. With complex, sympathetic characters and vibrant, lyrical prose, Park reminds readers about loyalty, sacrifice, friendship, family and, above all, the enduring power of first love.


Read the full review from our August 2011 issue here.

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