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Go away with Samuel Park

Go away with Samuel Park

Born in Sao Paulo, Brazil to Korean parents, author Samuel Park, who now resides in the United States, enjoys dual citizenship. "I left Brazil at age 14 (for Los Angeles), so my Portuguese is pretty fluent, even though I don't have any Portuguese-speaking friends," says Park, 36. "But I watch Brazilian soaps obsessively every day! So I can understand the language as well as I did 20 years ago. My Korean, incidentally, is quite weak, and much worse than my Portuguese." His novel "This Burns My Heart," just released in paperback, tells the story of a smart, passionate woman who did what she was supposed to do, only to end up with a life she didn't want....

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