Human acts : a novel

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Human acts : a novel
2016
Place Published: 
London
Publisher: 
Hogarth
ISBN: 
9781101906729
Edition: 
First U.S. edition
Description: 
218 pages ; 22 cm
Notes: 
Translation of: Sonyŏn i onda.
"This translation originally published, in slightly different form, in Great Britain by Portobello Books, London"--Title page verso.
Follows the aftermath of a young boy's shocking death during a violent student uprising as told from the perspectives of the event's victims and their loved ones.
Author: 
Han Kang ; translated from the Korean and introduced by Deborah Smith
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Han captures the brutality of a government crackdown with unrelenting honesty. The title of the book is fitting because in the course of human history, the most human act of all has been to commit violence.