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One Hundred Shadows

About the E-Books

Author
Hwang Jungeun
Co-Author
-
Translator
Jung Yewon
Publisher
Erewhon Books
Published Year
2024
Country
UNITED STATES (New York)
Classification

KDC구분 > literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century > Romance

Original Title
백의 그림자
Romanization of Original
Baegui geurimja
Original Language

Korean(한국어)

ISBN
-
Page
-
Series
OVERDRIVE READ

About the Author

  • Hwang Jungeun
  • Birth : 1976 ~ -
  • Occupation : Novelist
  • First Name : Jungeun
  • Family Name : Hwang
  • Korean Name : 황정은
  • ISNI : 0000000118516177
  • Works : 27
About the Original Work
  • 백의 그림자
  • Author : Hwang Jungeun
  • Published Year : 2010
  • English Title : One Hundred Shadows
More About the Original Work
Descriptions -
  • English(English)

INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER!
"There is an unforgettable, curious beauty to be found here." —Han Kang, Winner of the Man Booker International Prize for The Vegetarian
Han Kang's Human Acts meets Yōko Ogawa's The Memory Police in this understated South Korean novella in translation: a restrained yet emotional magical realist examination of futility in a capitalist society written in response to the 2009 Yongsan Disaster.
In a Seoul slum marked for demolition, residents' shadows have begun to rise. No one knows how or why–but, they warn each other, do not follow your shadow if it wanders away.
As the landscape of their lives is torn apart, building by building, electronics-repair-shop employees Eungyo and Mujae can only watch as their community begins to fade. Their growing connection with one another provides solace, but against an uncaring ruling class and the inevitability of the rising shadows, their relationship may not be enough.
Winner of the Hankook Ilbo Literary Award and the Korean Bookseller's Award, One Hundred Shadows is a tender working-class perspective with subtle and affecting social commentary. This edition features an introduction by Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Vegetarian, Han Kang, a historical note about the Yongsan tragedy that inspired One Hundred Shadows, and an exclusive interview with the author.

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Translated Books8 See More

  • Japanese(日本語) Book
    百の影
    Hwang Jungeun / 황정은 / 2023 / KDC구분 > literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century > Romance
  • Greek(Ελληνική) Book
    ΕΚΑΤΟ ΣΚΙΕΣ
    Hwang Jeong-eun / 황정은 / 2023 / KDC구분 > literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century > Romance
  • Spanish(Español) Book
    Tantas sombras
    Hwang Jungeun / 황정은 / 2022 / KDC구분 > literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century > Romance