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English(English) E-Book

Familiar Things

About the E-Books

Author
Hwang Sok-yong
Co-Author
-
Translator
Sora Kim-Russell
Publisher
Scribe Publications Pty Ltd
Published Year
2017
Country
AUSTRALIA (Brunswick)
Classification

literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century

Original Title
낯익은 세상
Romanization of Original
Nachigeun sesang
Original Language

Korean(한국어)

ISBN
9781925548051
Page
-
Series
OverDrive Read

About the Author

  • Hwang Sok-yong
  • Birth : 1943 ~ -
  • Occupation : Novelist
  • First Name : Sok-yong
  • Family Name : Hwang
  • Korean Name : 황석영
  • ISNI : 0000000121322250
  • Works : 121
About the Original Work
  • 낯익은 세상
  • Author : Hwang Sok-yong
  • Published Year : 2011
  • English Title : Familiar Things
More About the Original Work
Descriptions - 1 Languages
  • English(English)

Seoul. On the outskirts of South Korea's glittering metropolis is a place few people know about: a vast landfill site called Flower Island. Home to those driven from the city by poverty, is it here that 14-year-old Bugeye and his mother arrive, following his father's internment in a government 're-education camp'.

Living in a shack and supporting himself by weeding recyclables out of the refuse, at first Bugeye's life on Flower Island is hard. But then one night he notices mysterious lights around the landfill. And when the ancient spirits that still inhabit the island's landscape reveal themselves to him, Bugeye's luck begins to change – but can it last?

Vibrant and enchanting, Familiar Things depicts a society on the edge of dizzying economic and social change, and is a haunting reminder to us all to be careful of what we throw away.

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    Vertraute Welt
    Hwang Sok yong / 황석영 / 2021 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century
  • Italian(Italiano) Book
    TUTTE LE COSE DELLA NOSTRA VITA
    Hwang Sok-yong / 황석영 / 2020 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century
  • Russian(Русский) Book
    Привычный мир
    Хван Согён / 황석영 / 2020 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century