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Please Look After Mother by Shin Kyung-Sook (2011 Man Asian Literary Prize)

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Combining a unique setting with universal themes, "Please Look After Mother" is a tear-jerking, beautifully rendered novel about sacrifice, guilt, and the ties of family love.

"Please Look After Mother" is the story of So-nyo, a wife and mother, who has lived a life of sacrifice and compromise.

In the past she suffered a stroke, leaving her vulnerable and often confused. Now, travelling from the Korean countryside to the Seoul of her grown-up children, So-nyo is separated from her husband when the doors close on a packed train.

As her children and husband search the streets, they recall So-nyo's life, and all they have left unsaid. Through their piercing voices, we begin to discover the desires, heartaches, and secrets she harboured within.

And as the mystery of her disappearance unravels, we uncover a larger mystery, that of all mothers and children: how affection, exasperation, hope and guilt add up to love.

Compassionate, redemptive and beautifully written, "Please Look After Mother" will reconnect you to the story of your own family, and to the forgotten sacrifices that lie at its heart.

About the Author

Kyung-sook Shin is the author of 6 novels in addition to Please Look After Mother, which will be published in 19 countries, and has sold almost 1.5 million copies in South Korea alone. She is one of the country's most widely read and acclaimed novelists, having won the Manhae Grand Prize for Literature, the Dong-in Literature Prize, and the Isang Literary Prize, as well as France's Prix de l'Inaperçu. She lives in Seoul and in New York.

Product details

ASIN ‏ : ‎ 0753828189

Publisher ‏ : ‎ W&N (15 March 2012)

Language ‏ : ‎ English

Paperback ‏ : ‎ 288 pages

ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 9780753828182

ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0753828182

Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 17.9 x 2.2 x 20.2 cm

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