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The Impossible Fairy Tale

About the Books

Author
Han Yujoo
Co-Author
-
Translator
Janet Hong
Publisher
Graywolf Press
Published Year
2017
Country
UNITED STATES City : Minnesota
Classification

literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century

Original Title
불가능한 동화
Original Language

Korean(한국어)

Romanization of Original
Bulganeunghan donghwa
ISBN
9781555977665, 1555977669
Page
192
Volume

About the Author

  • Han Yujoo
  • Birth : 1982 ~ -
  • Occupation : Novelist
  • First Name : Yujoo
  • Family Name : Han
  • Korean Name : 한유주
  • ISNI : 0000000073346927
  • Works : 10
About the Original Work
  • 불가능한 동화
  • Author : Han Yujoo
  • Published Year : 2013
  • English Title : The Impossible Fairytale
More About the Original Work
Descriptions(Languages 1)
  • English(English)

A chilling, wildly original novel from a major new voice from South Korea

 



The Impossible Fairy Tale is the story of two unexceptional grade-school girls. Mia is “lucky”―she is spoiled by her mother and, as she explains, her two fathers. She gloats over her exotic imported color pencils and won’t be denied a coveted sweater. Then there is the Child who, by contrast, is neither lucky nor unlucky. She makes so little impression that she seems not even to merit a name.

At school, their fellow students, whether lucky or luckless or unlucky, seem consumed by an almost murderous rage. Adults are nearly invisible, and the society the children create on their own is marked by cruelty and soul-crushing hierarchies. Then, one day, the Child sneaks into the classroom after hours and adds ominous sentences to her classmates’ notebooks. This sinister but initially inconsequential act unlocks a series of events that end in horrible violence.

But that is not the end of this eerie, unpredictable novel. A teacher, who is also this book’s author, wakes from an intense dream. When she arrives at her next class, she recognizes a student: the Child, who knows about the events of the novel’s first half, which took place years earlier. Han Yujoo’s The Impossible Fairy Tale is a fresh and terrifying exploration of the ethics of art making and of the stinging consequences of neglect.

 

Source: Amazon.com

E-books & Audiobooks3

  • French(Français) E-books
    Un impossible conte de fées
    Han Yujoo / 한유주 / 2020 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century
  • English(English) E-books
    The Impossible Fairy Tale
    Han Yujoo / 한유주 / 2017 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century
  • English(English) E-books
    The Impossible Fairytale
    Yujoo Han / 한유주 / 2012 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century

LTI Korea Library Holdings2

No. Call No. Location Status Due Date
1 영어 813 한유주 불-홍 LTI Korea Library Not Available -
2 영어 813 한유주 불-홍 LTI Korea Library Available -