Human Acts
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    Jan-2017 (Hardcover)
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    Psychological Suspense
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A portrait of political unrest and the universal struggle for justice

In the midst of a violent student uprising in South Korea, a young boy named Dong-ho is shockingly killed.

The story of this tragic episode unfolds in a sequence of interconnected chapters as the victims and the bereaved encounter suppression, denial, and the echoing agony of the massacre. From Dong-ho's best friend who meets his own fateful end; to an editor struggling against censorship; to a prisoner and a factory worker, each suffering from traumatic memories; and to Dong-ho's own grief-stricken mother; and through their collective heartbreak and acts of hope is the tale of a brutalized people in search of a voice.

An award-winning, controversial bestseller, HUMAN ACTS is a timeless, pointillist portrait of an historic event with reverberations still being felt today, by turns tracing the harsh reality of oppression and the resounding, extraordinary poetry of humanity.
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    • Nov-2016
    • Granta Books (UK)
    • Paperback
    • ISBN: 1846275970
    • ISBN13: 9781846275975
    • Oct-2017
    • Crown
    • Trade Paperback
    • ISBN: 110190674X
    • ISBN13: 9781101906743
    • First Edition
    • Jan-2017
    • Crown
    • Hardcover
    • ISBN: 1101906723
    • ISBN13: 9781101906729
    • Jan-2017
    • Crown/Archetype
    • eBook
    • ISBN: 1101906731
    • ISBN13: 9781101906736

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