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English(English) Book

The Impossible Fairy Tale

About the Books

Author
Han Yujoo
Co-Author
-
Translator
Janet Hong
Publisher
-
Published Year
2018
Country
INDIA City : New Delhi
Classification

literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century

Original Title
불가능한 동화
Original Language

Korean(한국어)

Romanization of Original
Bulganeunghan donghwa
ISBN
9789388070140
Page
224
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)

Mia is ‘lucky’—she is spoiled by her mother and 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 a 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 act unlocks a series of events that end in horrible violence.

In this dreamy, hypnotic and deeply unsettling novel, Han casts an uncanny glow over the innocence of childhood, and the ethics of art-making. Brilliantly rendered in Janet Hong’s translation, Han’s prose makes us question where life ends and the book begins.

Source : https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40871603-the-impossible-fairy-tale

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