So says Kim Sagwa, author of four acclaimed novels and two short story collections, who knows something about adolescent angst.  This pre-eminent South Korean literary star, dubbed by some the voice of a generation, was once a high-school drop-out.

For all her adult success, Kim Sagwa, now 36, who graduated in 2009 from the Korean National University of the Arts, cannot, and will not, abandon the theme of adolescent angst.  This is the heart and tortured soul of her curiously titled 2011 novel ‘b, Book and Me’, just translated into English early this year by Sunjhee Jeong (Two Lines Press, in arrangement with Changbi Publishers, Inc.).

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