- By James Dante

The Tiger's Wedding

  • Title: The Tiger's Wedding
  • Author: James Dante
  • ISBN: 9781625530042
  • Page: 277
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Tiger s Wedding All of the travel literature described Korea as the Land of the Morning Calm So naturally when Jake St Gregory a thirty year old accountant from Burbank California accepts a teaching position in Se

    All of the travel literature described Korea as the Land of the Morning Calm So naturally when Jake St Gregory, a thirty year old accountant from Burbank, California, accepts a teaching position in Seoul, he expects a serene escape Instead, he finds himself in a chaotic relationship, hospitalized, scrambling for money, and then jailed His pending deportation should cAll of the travel literature described Korea as the Land of the Morning Calm So naturally when Jake St Gregory, a thirty year old accountant from Burbank, California, accepts a teaching position in Seoul, he expects a serene escape Instead, he finds himself in a chaotic relationship, hospitalized, scrambling for money, and then jailed His pending deportation should come as a relief But Jake can t bear the thought of losing Jae Min, the woman who is the one source of true happiness in his life Jae Min, the wife of an abusive husband, has her own turmoil to resolve Torn between the old Korea and the emerging one, between kimchi and McDonald s fries, she symbolizes that country s lost generation In this tale, set during a pivotal time, their mutual search for happiness draws them together Ultimately, it might be a fracturing nation that keeps them apart.

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    1. James Dante's debut novel,The Tiger's Wedding is a rich and deeply enriching tale. The backdrop of the plot takes you to a beautiful land, Seoul in Korea with their affluent and prosperous culture which will make you fall in love with the book from the very beginning.Jake, a 30-year old accountant from California, takes up a job as English teacher in Seoul, Korea. But here he falls in love with a married woman, Jae-Min, who is a victim of harassment from her husband. Hence a love story begins wi [...]

    2. “Moments of conventional bliss had a way of eluding me,” declares Jake St. Gregory, a young American accountant from dreamland, U.S.A.—Burbank, California—working as an English teacher in Seoul, South Korea. Jake, the 30-year-old protagonist and narrator of James Dante’s wry and wise debut novel, The Tiger’s Wedding, will thoroughly test the multicultural limits of convention and bliss by the finish of his tale.There’s a tangled romance at the heart of The Tiger’s Wedding, with J [...]

    3. “You still don’t understand my country” are the words of the lead female character in James Dante’s debut novel, The Tiger’s Wedding (Martin Sisters Publishing, 2012) and an appropriate description of the story. Jae-Min is a married woman experiencing a troubled time with her abusive husband and lead male Jake is a single guy temporarily in South Korea teaching English at a private school.The rich Korean culture sets the scene for this masterfully written story. The author’s sharp wi [...]

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