Please Look After Mom

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Apr 5, 2011 - Fiction - 256 pages
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A million-plus-copy best seller in Korea—a magnificent English-language debut poised to become an international sensation—this is the stunning, deeply moving story of a family’s search for their mother, who goes missing one afternoon amid the crowds of the Seoul Station subway.

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.

You will never think of your mother the same way again after you read this book.

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User Review  - mausergem - LibraryThing

Please look after mom is a bestseller by the South Korean author Kyung-Sook Shin. It won the Asian Man Booker Prize for literature in 2011. When boarding a train in Seoul, an elderly woman is left ... Read full review

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The book jacket states that you'll never look at your mom in the same way after reading this book, and it's true. First, everyone blames themselves for her disappearance, then they blame each other ... Read full review

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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 has 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 and will be published in nineteen countries. Currently a visiting scholar at Columbia University in New York City, she lives in Seoul.

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