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The Law of Lines: A Novel

About the E-Books

Author
PYUN HYE YOUNG
Co-Author
-
Translator
Sora Kim-Russell
Publisher
Arcade
Published Year
2019
Country
-
Classification
literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century
Original Title
선의 법칙
Romanization of Original
Seonui Beopchik
Original Language
Korean(한국어)
ISBN
9782367270272
Page
264
Series
OverDrive Read

About the Author

  • PYUN HYE YOUNG
  • Birth : - ~ Unknown
  • Occupation : Novelist
  • First Name : Hye Young
  • Family Name : Pyun
  • Korean Name : 편혜영
  • ISNI : 0000000380038967
  • Works : 25
About the Original Work
  • 선의 법칙
  • Author : PYUN HYE YOUNG
  • Published Year : 2015
  • English Title : The Law of Lines: A Novel
More About the Original Work
Descriptions - 1 Languages
  • English(English)

From the Award-Winning Author of The Hole, a Slow-Burning Thriller about Grief and Vengeance and the Connections That Link Us and Hold Us Apart.
The Law of Lines follows the parallel stories of two young women whose lives are upended by sudden loss. When Se-oh, a recluse still living with her father, returns from an errand to find their house in flames, wrecked by a gas explosion, she is forced back into the world she had tried to escape. The detective investigating the incident tells her that her father caused the explosion to kill himself because of overwhelming debt she knew nothing about, but Se-oh suspects foul play by an aggressive debt collector and sets out on her own investigation, seeking vengeance.
Ki-jeong, a beleaguered high school teacher, receives a phone call from the police saying that the body of her younger half-sister has just been found. Her sister was a college student she had grown distant from. Though her death, by drowning, is considered a suicide by the police, that doesn't satisfy Ki-jeong, and she goes to her sister's university to find out what happened. Her sister's cell phone reveals a thicket of lies and links to a company that lures students into a virtual pyramid scheme, preying on them and their relationships. One of the contacts in the call log is Se-oh.
Like Hye-young Pyun's Shirley Jackson Award–winning novel The Hole, The Law of Lines an immersive thriller that explores the edges of criminality in ordinary lives, the unseen forces that shape us, and grief and debt.

 

Translated Books2

  • French(Français) Book
    La Loi des lignes
    Hye-young Pyun / 편혜영 / 2021 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century
  • English(English) Book
    The Law of Lines
    Hye-young Pyun / 편혜영 / 2020 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century