8 Lives of a Century-Old Trickster

8 Lives of a Century-Old Trickster

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 18/04/2024
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8 Lives of a Century-Old Trickster
Suspend believe in to what you believe
Most of the time I was confused over who was who and what was going on. Plot:An obituary writer in an old people's home in South Korea met a former North ... READ MORE
Neil Challis @Windsor

Synopsis

Longlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2024

Slave. Escape-artist. Murderer. Terrorist. Spy. Lover. Mother. Trickster.

At the Golden Sunset retirement home, it is not unusual for residents to invent stories. So when elderly Ms Mook first begins to unspool her memories, the obituarist listening to her is sceptical. Stories of captivity, friendship, murder, adventure, assumed identities and spying. Stories that take place in WWII Indonesia; in Busan during the Korean war; in cold-war Pyongyang; in China. The stories are so colourful and various, at times so unbelievable, that they cannot surely all belong to the same woman. Can they?

As playful and thought-provoking as it is compelling, as brutal and harrowing as it is achingly poignant and tender, this is a novel about love and war, deceit and betrayal, about identity, storytelling and the trickery required for survival.

  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • ISBN: 9780349016771
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Weight: 240g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 126 x 28 mm

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