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The End of August

About the E-Books

Author
Yu Miri
Co-Author
-
Translator
Morgan Giles
Publisher
Penguin Publishing Group
Published Year
2023
Country
UNITED STATES (New York)
Classification

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

Original Title
8월의 저편 상, 하
Romanization of Original
8worui jeopyeon sang, ha
Original Language

Korean(한국어)

ISBN
9780593542682
Page
-
Series
OVERDRIVE READ

About the Author

  • Yu Miri
  • Birth : 1968 ~ -
  • Occupation : -
  • First Name : -
  • Family Name : -
  • Korean Name : 유미리
  • ISNI : -
  • Works : 2
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Descriptions -
  • English(English)

From the National Book Award winning author, an extraordinary, ground-breaking, epic multi-generational novel about a Korean family living under Japanese occupation.
In 1930s Japanese-occupied Korea, Lee Woo-cheol was a running prodigy and a contender for the upcoming Tokyo Olympics. But he would have had to run under the Japanese flag.
Nearly a century later, his granddaughter is living in Japan and training to run a marathon herself. She summons Korean shamans to hold an intense, transcendent ritual to connect with Lee Woo-cheol. When his ghost appears, alongside those of his brother Lee Woo-Gun, and their young neighbor, who was forced to become a comfort woman to Japanese soldiers stationed in China during World War II, she must uncover their stories to free their souls. What she discovers is at the heart of this sweeping, majestic novel about a family that endured death, love, betrayal, war, political upheaval, and ghosts, both vengeful and wistful.
A poetic masterpiece that is a feat of historical fiction, epic family saga, and mind-bending story-telling acrobatics, The End of August is a marathon of literature.

source: https://lti.overdrive.com/media/9383794?cid=37224

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