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Human acts : a novel

Author: Kang Han; Deborah Smith
Publisher: London : Portobello Books, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Gwangju, South Korea, 1980. In the wake of a viciously suppressed student uprising, a boy searches for his friend's corpse, a consciousness searches for its abandoned body, and a brutalised country searches for a voice. In a sequence of interconnected chapters, the victims and the bereaved encounter censorship, denial, forgiveness and the echoing agony of the original trauma.
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Genre/Form: Korean fiction
Bildungsromans
History
Fiction
Historical fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kang Han; Deborah Smith
ISBN: 1846275962 9781846275968 9781846275975 1846275970 9781101906729 1101906723
OCLC Number: 920738939
Language Note: Translated from Korean.
Notes: Originally published in Korean as [The Boy is Coming] by Changbi Publishers in 2014.
Awards: Long-listed for International Dublin Literary Award 2018 (Ireland)
Description: 224 pages ; 22 cm
Other Titles: Sonyŏn i onda.
Responsibility: Han Kang ; translated from the Korean and introduced by Deborah Smith.

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