Please Look After Mom

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Apr 5, 2011 - Fiction - 256 pages
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WINNER OF THE MAN ASIAN LITERARY PRIZE 

When sixty-nine-year-old So-nyo is separated from her husband among the crowds of the Seoul subway station, her family begins a desperate search to find her. Yet as long-held secrets and private sorrows begin to reveal themselves, they are forced to wonder: how well did they actually know the woman they called Mom?
 
Told through the piercing voices and urgent perspectives of a daughter, son, husband, and mother, Please Look After Mom is at once an authentic picture of contemporary life in Korea and a universal story of family love.




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Translated by Chi-Young Kim Book on CD read by: Mark Bramhall, Janet Song, Samantha Quan, and Bruce Turk 3*** From the book jacket: A million-plus-copy best seller in Korea – this is the stunning ... Read full review

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An elderly mother is left behind at a train station on her way to visit her adult children. This story chronicles the thoughts and emotions of the children and husband as time continues to pass and ... Read full review

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EPILOGUERosewood Rosary
A NOTE ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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Kyung-Sook Shin is the author of numerous works of fiction and is one of South Korea’s most widely read and acclaimed novelists. She was the first woman to be awarded the Man Asian Literary Prize (for Please Look After Mom), and she has also been honored with the Manhae Literature Prize, the Dong-in Literature Prize, and the Yi Sang Literary Prize, as well as France’s Prix de l’Inaperçu. Please Look After Mom is her first book to appear in English. It will be published in twenty-nine countries and has sold over 2 million copies in South Korea alone.

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