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The best international fiction of 2018


Phoebe, a young Korean-American woman, secretly blames herself for her mother's death.

With this weight on her shoulders, she enrolls at an elite American university and finds herself drawn in by the leader of a secret extremist cult with ties to North Korea.

When Phoebe disappears after a terrible bombing, her friend Will becomes obsessed with tracking her down. R.O. Kwon's novel is a look at love and loss in the face of fundamentalism. 

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