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Human acts : a novel

Author: Kang Han; Deborah Smith
Publisher: New York : Hogarth, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First U.S. paperback editionView all editions and formats
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Follows the aftermath of a young boy's shocking death during a violent student uprising as told from the perspectives of the event's victims and their loved ones.
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Genre/Form: Political fiction
Historical fiction
Fiction
History
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kang Han; Deborah Smith
ISBN: 9781101906743 110190674X
OCLC Number: 1013471092
Language Note: In English, translated from the Korean.
Description: 226 pages ; 22 cm
Other Titles: Sonyŏn i onda.
Responsibility: Han Kang ; translated from the Korean and introduced by Deborah Smith.

Abstract:

Follows the aftermath of a young boy's shocking death during a violent student uprising as told from the perspectives of the event's victims and their loved ones.

When a young boy named Dong-ho is shockingly killed in the midst of a violent student uprising in South Korea, the victims and the bereaved encounter suppression, denial, and the echoing agony of the massacre. Through their collective heartbreak and acts of hope unfolds the tale of a brutalized people in search of a voice.

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