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Human Acts

About the E-Books

Title Sub
A Novel
Author
Han Kang
Co-Author
-
Translator
Deborah Smith
Publisher
Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group
Published Year
2017
Country
UNITED STATES
Classification

literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century

Original Title
소년이 온다
Romanization of Original
Sonyeoni onda
Original Language

Korean(한국어)

ISBN
9781524708009
Page
-
Series
OverDrive Listen Audiobook

About the Author

  • Han Kang
  • Birth : 1970 ~ -
  • Occupation : Novelist
  • First Name : Kang
  • Family Name : Han
  • Korean Name : 한강
  • ISNI : 0000000054537103
  • Works : 94
About the Original Work
  • 소년이 온다
  • Author : Han Kang
  • Published Year : 2014
  • English Title : Human Acts
More About the Original Work
Descriptions - 1 Languages
  • English(English)

From the internationally bestselling author of THE VEGETARIAN, a “rare and astonishing” (The Observer) portrait of political unrest and the universal struggle for justice

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.

Read by Sandra Oh, Greta Jung, Jae Jung, Jennifer Kim, Raymond J. Lee, and Keong Sim, with an introduction read by Deborah Smith

Source : https://lti.overdrive.com/media/118E1BEA-4F79-4632-94E4-30DC425A16D3

Translated Books27 See More

  • Portuguese(Português) Book
    ATOS HUMANOS
    Han Kang / 한강 / 2021 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century
  • Mongolian(Монгол Хэл) Book
    ХӨВГҮҮН ИРЛЭЭ
    Хан Ган / 한강 / 2020 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century
  • Arabic(اللغة العربية) Book
    أفعال بشرية
    هان كانغ / 한강 / 2020 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century