Mater 2-10

Mater 2-10

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 11/05/2023
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International Booker–nominated virtuoso Hwang Sok-yong is back with another powerful story — an epic, multi-generational tale that threads together a century of Korean history.

Centred on three generations of a family of rail workers and a laid-off factory worker staging a high-altitude sit-in, Mater 2-10 vividly depicts the lives of ordinary working Koreans, starting from the Japanese colonial era, continuing through Liberation, and right up to the twenty-first century. It is at once a powerful account that captures a nation’s longing for a rail line to reconnect North and South, a magical-realist novel that manages to reflect the lives of modern industrial workers, and a culmination of Hwang’s career — a masterpiece thirty years in the making.

A true voice of a generation, Hwang shows again why he is unmatched when it comes to depicting the grief of a divided nation and bringing to life the cultural identity and trials and tribulations of the Korean people.

  • Publisher: Scribe Publications
  • ISBN: 9781913348953
  • Number of pages: 486
  • Dimensions: 234 x 153 x 35 mm

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I am into Korean literature and I am fascinated by the story of their country as they went through a lot in the past 100 years or so. This book is very ... READ MORE