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Human acts: a novel

Human acts: a novel

Han, Kang, 1970- author; Smith, Deborah, 1987- translator

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

Paperback, Book. English. Fiction in Translation. General. Fiction in translation.
Published London: Portobello Books, 2016
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Statement of responsibility: Han Kang ; translated from the Korean and introduced by Deborah Smith
ISBN: 1846275970, 9781846275975
Note: Translated from the Korean.
Physical Description: 224 pages ; 20 cm
Subject: Korea (South) Fiction.