Please Look After Mother

Please Look After Mother

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 13/01/2022
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'An authentic, moving story that brings to vivid life the deep family connections that lie at the core of Korean culture'
Gary Shteyngart

'Kyung-Sook Shin's tale... has hit a nerve'

'A raw tribute to the mysteries of motherhood'
New York Times

'The most moving and accomplished, and often startling, novel'
Wall Street Journal

When sixty-nine-year-old So-nyo is separated from her husband among the crowds of the Seoul subway station, her family begins a desperate search to find her. Yet as long-held secrets and private sorrows begin to reveal themselves, they are forced to wonder: how well did they actually know the woman they called Mother?

Told through the piercing voices and urgent perspectives of a daughter, son, husband, and mother, PLEASE LOOK AFTER MOTHER is at once an authentic picture of contemporary life in Korea and a universal story of family love.

With an introduction by Banana Yoshimoto
A W&N Essential

  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
  • ISBN: 9781474621687
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Weight: 240g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 24 mm

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