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The Good Son

About the E-Books

Title Sub
A Novel
Author
You-jeong Jeong
Co-Author
-
Translator
Chi-Young Kim
Publisher
Penguin Publishing Group
Published Year
2018
Country
UNITED STATES
Classification

literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century > Detective, Adventure

Original Title
종의 기원
Romanization of Original
Jongui giwon
Original Language

Korean(한국어)

ISBN
9780525503743
Page
-
Series
OverDrive Read

About the Author

  • Jeong You Jeong
  • Birth : 1966 ~ -
  • Occupation : Novelist
  • First Name : You Jeong
  • Family Name : Jeong
  • Korean Name : 정유정
  • ISNI : 0000000044752010
  • Works : 35
About the Original Work
  • 종의 기원
  • Author : Jeong You Jeong
  • Published Year : 2016
  • English Title : The Good Son
More About the Original Work
Descriptions - 1 Languages
  • English(English)

“Ingeniously twisted.” —Entertainment Weekly, “Must List”

“Will leave even the most seasoned crime fiction readers guessing.” —CrimeReads

"[Jeong] maintains suspense about her inhuman-seeming protagonist's fate until the bitter end.” —The Wall Street Journal

Finalist for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’s “Summer Reads” Book Club

The Talented Mr. Ripley meets The Bad Seed in this breathless, chilling psychological thriller by the #1 bestselling novelist known as “Korea's Stephen King” 

Who can you trust if you can't trust yourself?
 
Early one morning, twenty-six-year-old Yu-jin wakes up to a strange metallic smell, and a phone call from his brother asking if everything's all right at home – he missed a call from their mother in the middle of the night. Yu-jin soon discovers her murdered body, lying in a pool of blood at the bottom of the stairs of their stylish Seoul duplex. He can't remember much about the night before; having suffered from seizures for most of his life, Yu-jin often has trouble with his memory. All he has is a faint impression of his mother calling his name. But was she calling for help? Or begging for her life?
 
Thus begins Yu-jin's frantic three-day search to uncover what happened that night, and to finally learn the truth about himself and his family. A shocking and addictive psychological thriller, The Good Son explores the mysteries of mind and memory, and the twisted relationship between a mother and son, with incredible urgency.

Named a Must-Read Book of the Summer by Elle, Entertainment Weekly, Vulture, Bustle, CrimeReads, Lit Hub, The Millions, Electric Literature, and Brit + Co

Source : https://lti.overdrive.com/media/3FD57288-EC4E-4CEB-8D1B-32D51411EECB

Translated Books16 See More

  • Arabic(اللغة العربية) Book
    جريمة الابن الصالح
    جونج يو جونج / 정유정 / 2022 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century > Detective, Adventure
  • Croatian(Hrvatski) Book
    Dobri sin
    You-jeong Jeong / 정유정 / 2022 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century > Detective, Adventure
  • Turkish(Türkçe) Book
    İyi Evlat
    Jeong You-jeong / 정유정 / 2021 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century > Detective, Adventure