Human Acts

By Han Kang

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ISBN
9781101906729 9781101906736
Publisher
Hogarth: Crown


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Starred Review on January 1, 2017  |  Fiction

With Han's The Vegetarian awarded the 2016 Man Booker International Prize, her follow-up will garner extra scrutiny. Bottom line? This new work, again seamlessly translated by Smith, who also provides an indispensable contextual introduction, is even more stupendous. Han drops readers into a mass of deteriorating corpses, the victims of South Korea's 1980 Gwangju Uprising, when student-led demonstrations came to a gruesome end. A 15-year-old boy, searchin...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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