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Canongate clinches Byeong-mo's 'spiky' contract killer novel

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https://www.thebookseller.com/news/canongate-clinches-byeong-mos-spiky-poignant-contract-killer-novel-1280993
Journal
The Bookseller
Issued Date
September 23, 2021
Page
-
Language
English(English)
Country
UNITED KINGDOM
City
-
Book
The Old Woman with the Knife
Writer
Gu Byeong-mo
Translator
Chi-Young Kim

About the Author

  • GU Byeong-mo
  • Birth : 1967 ~ -
  • Occupation : Novelist
  • First Name : Byeong-mo
  • Family Name : Gu
  • Korean Name : 구병모
  • ISNI : 0000000108317297
  • Works : 17
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  • English(English)

Canongate has bagged The Old Woman With the Knife, a tale about a 65-year-old contract killer, written by Gu Byeong-mo and translated by Chi-Young Kim. The novel will be the first of the Korean author's to be translated into English. It follows follows Hornclaw, an assassin on the cusp of considering retirement. "A fighter who has experienced loss and grief early on in life, she lives in a state of self-imposed isolation, with just her dog, Deadweight, for company. While on an assassination job for the ‘disease control’ company she works for, Hornclaw makes an uncharacteristic error, causing a sequence of events that brings her past well and truly into the present," the synopsis explains.

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