Books set in South Korea (29)


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Concerning My Daughter by KIM. HYE-JIN EN

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Prize-winning Korean author Kim Hye-Jin's debut confronts familial love, duty, mortality, and generational schism through the incendiary gaze of a tradition-bound mother faced with her daughter's queer relationship. When a widowed, aging mother allows Green, her thirty-something daughter, to move into her apartment, all she wants for her is a stable and quiet existence like her own. Ideally, a steady income and, most importantly, a good husband with whom to start a family. But when Green turns up with her long-term girlfriend in tow, her mother is enraged and unwilling to welcome their relatio... continue

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Crying in H Mart : A Memoir by Michelle Zauner EN

Rating: 4     5 Votes
Country: Asia / South Korea flag South Korea
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the indie rock sensation known as Japanese Breakfast, an unforgettable memoir about family, food, grief, love, and growing up Korean American—“in losing her mother and cooking to bring her back to life, Zauner became herself” (NPR). • CELEBRATING OVER ONE YEAR ON THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER LIST In this exquisite story of family, food, grief, and endurance, Michelle Zauner proves herself far more than a dazzling singer, songwriter, and guitarist. With humor and heart, she tells of growing up one of the few Asian American kids at her school in Eugene, Orego... continue

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Cursed Bunny by Bora Chung EN

Rating: 4     2 Votes
Country: Asia / South Korea flag South Korea
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Cursed Bunny is a genre-defying collection of short stories by Korean author Bora Chung. Blurring the lines between magical realism, horror, and science-fiction, Chung uses elements of the fantastic and surreal to address the very real horrors and cruelties of patriarchy and capitalism in modern society. Anton Hur’s translation skilfully captures the way Chung’s prose effortlessly glides from being terrifying to wryly humorous. Winner of a PEN/Heim Grant.

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Familiar Things by Sŏg-yŏng Hwang EN

Rating: 5     1 Vote
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A vibrant and enchanting novel from one of Korea's most celebrated writers. When 14-year-old Bugeye and his mother arrive at Flower Island -- a vast landfill site on the outskirts of Seoul -- they soon become part of the eclectic community of impoverished outsiders who make their living weeding recyclables from the rubbish. Then, one night, Bugeye notices mysterious lights dancing around the landfill ... Could it be the island's ancient spirits? Is his luck about to change? Familiar Thingsdepicts a society on the edge of dizzying economic and social change. It is a haunting reminder to us all ... continue


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La vegetariana

La vegetariana by Kang Han ES

Rating: 5     1 Vote
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Yeonghye es una mujer aparentemente normal, joven, sin mayores virtudes o defectos. Una noche, sin ninguna actitud previa que hiciera suponer un cambio en su carácter, su marido la encuentra tirando a la basura toda la carne almacenada en el congelador. Cuando él la increpa por lo que está haciendo, ella le dice que ha tenido un sueño y que abandonará la ingesta de carnes. Su determinación es absolutamente radical e irrevocable, pero el marido y la familia no están preparados para esta decisión ni para la transformación que comienz... continue

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Leksjoner i gresk

Leksjoner i gresk by Han Kang NO

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Country: Asia / South Korea flag South Korea

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Miss Kim Knows and Other Stories by Cho Nam-Joo EN

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FROM THE AUTHOR OF KIM JIYOUNG, BORN 1982 Eight women. Eight stories. One reality. A woman is born. A woman is filmed in public without consent. A woman suffers domestic violence. A woman is gaslit. A woman is discriminated against at work. A woman grows old. A woman becomes famous. A woman is hated, and loved, and then hated again. Written in Cho Nam-Joo's masterful, razor-sharp prose, Miss Kim Knows brings together the lives of eight Korean women, aged 10 to 80. Contained in each of these biographies is a microcosm of contemporary Korea, and the challenges and injustices that women face from... continue