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'Mina' by Kim Sagwa (Review)

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    Oct 11, 2018


While translated fiction in general can suffer from a gender imbalance, that doesn’t appear to be as much of an issue in Korean literature, particularly when it comes to the younger generations. 


With Han Kang and Bae Suah fairly well established in English now, other young female authors are starting to follow their path.  Hwang Jungeun and Han Yujoo have both had books translated, and today sees the release of a novel by another excellent writer. 


Previously, the only piece of Kim Sagwa’s work I’d read was a bizarre, energy-laden story in the collection The Future of Silence.  As her first full-length work to make it into English shows, she’s able to keep that up across a whole novel, with impressive (and terrifying) results…


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