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Friend : a novel from North Korea

Author: Nam-nyong Paek; Immanuel Kim
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, [2020]
Series: Weatherhead books on Asia.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A tale of marital intrigue, abuse, and divorce in North Korea. A woman in her thirties comes to a courthouse petitioning for a divorce. As the judge who hears her statement begins to investigate the case, the story unfolds into a broader consideration of love and marriage. The novel delves into its protagonists' past, describing how the couple first fell in love and then how their marriage deteriorated over the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Novels
Fiction
Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Paek, Nam-nyong.
Friend.
New York : Columbia University Press, [2020]
(DLC) 2019037295
(OCoLC)1100770587
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nam-nyong Paek; Immanuel Kim
ISBN: 9780231551403 0231551401
OCLC Number: 1114275439
Language Note: Translated from the original Korean into English.
Description: 1 online resource (224 pages).
Contents: FriendAfterword
Series Title: Weatherhead books on Asia.
Other Titles: Pŏt.
Responsibility: Paek Nam-nyong ; translated by Immanuel Kim.

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Paek Nam-nyong's Friend is a tale of marital intrigue, abuse, and divorce in North Korea. This groundbreaking translation of one of North Korea's most popular writers offers English-language readers  Read more...

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