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    Noir thriller that goes down rabbit hole of trauma and tragedy

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    Aug 4, 2020
    Jeong You-jeong is indisputably South Korea's queen of crime thrillers and she lives up to this billing in Seven Years Of Darkness. The atmospheric noir thriller, her third of five novels to date and the second to be translated into English, was originally published in Korean in 2011. It is...
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    Best sellers

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    August 4, 2020
    1. (1) Sex And Vanity by Kevin Kwan 2. (2) Last Tang Standing by Lauren Ho 3. (4) The Travelling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa 4. (3) Normal People by Sally Rooney 5. (7) If I Had Your Face by Frances Cha
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    Best sellers

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    July 7, 2020
    FICTION 1. (-) Before The Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi 2. (-) If Cats Disappeared From The World by Genki Kawamura 3. (-) Crescent City #1: House Of Earth And Blood by Sarah J. Maas 4. (-) The Tattooist Of Auschwitz by Heather Morris
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    Everywoman tale holds up mirror to systemic sexism

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    February 18, 2020
    Kim Ji-young has one of the most common female names in South Korea. Kim Ji-young is a daughter for whose birth her mother apologised; a wife expected to be grateful that her husband "helps out" around the house; a mother who gave up her career for her child. Kim Ji-young is depressed.
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    Singapore Writers Festival: Pachinko author Min Jin Lee wants to know all about Singapore's tuition centres

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    October 21, 2019
    SINGAPORE - Korean-American novelist Min Jin Lee has two things she wants to do in Singapore: eat laksa and research tuition centres. Lee, who turns 51 this year, is examining attitudes towards education around the world for her third novel, American Hagwon. A hagwon is the Korean term for a...
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    Book review: Korean thriller The Good Son by Jeong You-jeong worms its way under your skin

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    Sept. 17, 2018
    Jeong You-jeong is regarded as one of the top mystery and crime writers in her native South Korea and has even drawn comparisons with United States' Stephen King. And she easily justifies this billing in The Good Son - her fourth novel and the first to be translated into English. It is a slow-burn...
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    "Books: South Korean writer Jeong Youjeong explores the darkness of humanity in her thrillers"

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    Sep 17, 2018
    An introduction of Jeong You Jeong's Englsih translation of <The Good Son 종의 기원>