Human Acts by Han Kang

Human Acts by Han Kang

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OVERVIEW

In the midst of a violent student uprising in South Korea, a young boy named Dong-ho is shockingly killed.
 
The story of this tragic episode unfolds in a sequence of interconnected chapters as the victims and the bereaved encounter suppression, denial, and the echoing agony of the massacre. From Dong-ho’s best friend who meets his own fateful end; to an editor struggling against censorship; to a prisoner and a factory worker, each suffering from traumatic memories; and to Dong-ho's own grief-stricken mother; and through their collective heartbreak and acts of hope is the tale of a brutalized people in search of a voice.
 
An award-winning, controversial bestseller, Human Acts is a timeless, pointillist portrait of an historic event with reverberations still being felt today, by turns tracing the harsh reality of oppression and the resounding, extraordinary poetry of humanity.

PRODUCT INFO

  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Hogarth (January 17, 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1101906723
  • ISBN-13: 978-1101906729
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces