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The Investigation

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Author
JUNG-MYUNG LEE
Co-Author
-
Translator
Chi-Young Kim
Publisher
Pan Macmillan
Published Year
2014
Country
UNITED KINGDOM
Classification
literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century > Historical, Biographical, Political, Social
Original Title
별을 스치는 바람
Romanization of Original
Byeoreul Seuchineun Baram
Original Language
Korean(한국어)
ISBN
9780230768734
Page
-

About the Author

  • Lee Jung-myung
  • Birth : 1965 ~ -
  • Occupation : Novelist
  • First Name : Jung-myung
  • Family Name : Lee
  • Korean Name : 이정명
  • ISNI : 000000006547569X
  • Works : 18
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Longlisted for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize

Fukuoka Prison, 1944. Beyond the prison walls the war rages; inside a man is found brutally murdered.

Yuichi Watanabe, a young guard with a passion for reading, is ordered to investigate. The victim, Sugiyama - also a guard - was feared and despised throughout the prison and inquiries have barely begun when a powerful inmate confesses. But Watanabe is unconvinced; and as he interrogates both the suspect and Yun Dong-ju, a talented Korean poet, he begins to realise that the fearsome guard was not all he appeared to be . . .

As Watanabe unravels Sugiyama's final months, he begins to discover what is really going on inside this dark and violent institution, which few inmates survive: a man who will stop at nothing to dig his way to freedom; a governor whose greed knows no limits; a little girl whose kite finds her an unlikely friend. And Yun Dong-ju - the poet whose works hold such beauty they can break the hardest of hearts.

As the war moves towards its devastating close and bombs rain down upon the prison, Watanabe realises that he must find a way to protect Yun Dong-ju, no matter what it takes. This decision will lead the young guard back to the investigation - where he will discover a devastating truth . . .

At once a captivating mystery and an epic lament for lost freedom and humanity in the darkest of times, The Investigation - inspired by a true story - is a sweeping, gripping tale perfect for fans of The Shadow of the Wind.

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Translated Books7 See more

  • Japanese(日本語) Book
    星をかすめる風
    イ・ジョンミョン / 이정명 / 2018 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century > Historical, Biographical, Political, Social
  • Italian(Italiano) Book
    La guardia, il poeta e l'investigatore
    JUNG-MYUNG LEE / 이정명 / 2016 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century > Historical, Biographical, Political, Social
  • Chinese(汉语) Book
    编号645
    李正明 / 이정명 / 2015 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century > Historical, Biographical, Political, Social