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Human Acts
Author: Han Kang

ISBN: 9781846275968
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 27 January 2016
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.5 x 13.4 x 1.6
A riveting, poetic and unrelentingly powerful work from the author of the highly acclaimed novel The Vegetarian.

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.

Human Acts is a universal book, utterly modern and profoundly timeless. Already a controversial bestseller and award-winning book in Korea, it confirms Han Kang as a writer of immense importance.

About the Author

HAN KANG was born in Gwangju, South Korea, and moved to Seoul at the age of ten. She studied Korean literature at Yonsei University. Her writing has won the Yi Sang Literary Prize, the Today's Young Artist Award, and the Korean Literature Novel Award. The Vegetarian, her first novel to be translated into Engli...

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