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Book Title: White Monkey|
The size of the: 2.42 MB
Edition: Create Space Independent Publishing Platform
Date of issue: June 2nd 2016
ISBN 13: 9781533366504
The author of the book: Carlos Hughes
Format files: PDF
Read full description of the books:While it’s not made perfectly clear in the book, it’s important to mention this book is wholly fiction, but based on personal experiences and real-life tales any teacher in Korea would recognize. (Non-British readers would be wise to look up terms like ‘GCSE’ or ‘A levels’ if they’re unfamiliar with the British terms related to education, as they’re not explained in the book.) While the first few chapters have nothing to do with Korea, they set the scene for the reasons he applies for the job teaching English in Korea.
Some elements of the story play out the same for most any teacher: the pick-up at the airport, the awkward conversations, the culture shock, the first dong chim. While it’s fictional, there are some more out-there characters or the more outrageous demands of the hagwon (cram school) owner. Like a number of stories from the humorist Dave Barry, you need to suspend your disbelief about stories being the absolute truth. I won’t spoil your adventure by telling you all the twists and turns, but it’s a great introduction on life as a teacher in Korea with a surprisingly sweet ending.
Read information about the authorCarlos Hughes can't dance, can't sing, can't play an instrument, can't fix engines - can't do sod all really except write stories which he has done all his life - starting when he was at school where he would write 15 pages in 'creative writing' classes and instead of the teachers enthusing about his genius and productivity - they threatened him with detention if he ever exceeded two pages again.
Been sacked from most jobs for insubordination, destroying of stock, equipment and property or just plain laziness and incompetence - was saved mid-life by TEFL and the booming Asian economies - which he based his first novel 'White Monkey' on. It might become a worldwide hit - it might need time - or - it might just not - he doesn't mind - there is more to come.
Carlos Hughes lives alone in China, a state of affairs that is good for his writing projects.
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