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English(English) Book

The Old Woman with the Knife

About the Books

Author
GU Byeong-mo
Co-Author
-
Translator
Chi-Young Kim
Publisher
Canongate
Published Year
2022
Country
UNITED STATES
Classification

literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century

Original Title
파과
Original Language

Korean(한국어)

Romanization of Original
Pagwa
ISBN
9781838856434
Page
304
Volume

About the Author

  • GU Byeong-mo
  • Birth : 1967 ~ -
  • Occupation : Novelist
  • First Name : Byeong-mo
  • Family Name : Gu
  • Korean Name : 구병모
  • ISNI : 0000000108317297
  • Works : 17
About the Original Work
  • 파과
  • Author : GU Byeong-mo
  • Published Year : 2013
  • English Title : -
More About the Original Work
Descriptions(Languages 1)
  • English(English)

Hornclaw is a sixty-five-year-old female contract killer who is considering retirement. A fighter who has experienced loss and grief early on in life, she lives in a state of self-imposed isolation, with just her dog, Deadweight, for company.

While on an assassination job for the 'disease control' company she works for, Hornclaw makes an uncharacteristic error, causing a sequence of events that brings her past well and truly into the present.

Threatened with sabotage by a young male upstart and battling new desires and urges when she least expects them, Hornclaw steels her resolve, demonstrating that no matter their age, the female of the species is always more deadly than the male.

Source : https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/59116788-the-old-woman-with-the-knife

E-books & Audiobooks3

  • French(Français) E-books
    La vieille dame au couteau
    Byeong-mo Gu / 구병모 / 2022 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century
  • English(English) Audiobooks
    The Old Woman with the Knife
    Gu Byeong-mo / 구병모 / 2022 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century
  • English(English) E-books
    The Old Woman with the Knife
    Gu Byeong-mo / 구병모 / 2022 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century