Untold Night and Day was first published in Korea in 2013 and is the fourth of Bae Suah’s novels – which number more than a dozen – to be translated into English by Deborah Smith. It is also the first of her books to be published in the UK, arriving at a time when Korean culture is in the spotlight – with the recent success of Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite at the Oscars and the launch of Connect, BTS – the K-pop band’s global art project.

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