Snow Hunters by Paul Yoon

Snow Hunters

Paul Yoon

208 pages first pub 2013 (editions)

fiction historical literary emotional reflective slow-paced


In this elegant, haunting, and highly anticipated debut novel from 5 Under 35 National Book Foundation honoree Paul Yoon, a North Korean war refugee confronts the wreckage of his past. With spare, evocative prose, Snow Hunters traces the extraordi...

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Community Reviews Summary of 218 reviews


emotional 81%
reflective 81%
hopeful 27%
sad 27%
dark 18%
relaxing 18%
adventurous 9%
inspiring 9%
mysterious 9%


slow 60%
medium 40%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 80% | A mix: 20%

Strong character development?

Yes: 70% | It's complicated: 30%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 90% | It's complicated: 10%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 60% | No: 30% | It's complicated: 10%

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