Human Acts

byHan KangTranslated byDeborah Smith

November 3, 2016|
Human Acts by Han Kang
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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. 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.
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 English, was published by P...
Title:Human ActsFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:224 pages, 7.83 X 5.16 X 0.63 inShipping dimensions:224 pages, 7.83 X 5.16 X 0.63 inPublished:November 3, 2016Publisher:Granta PublicationsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1846275970

ISBN - 13:9781846275975

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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