Please Look After Mother

Please Look After Mother - W&N Essentials

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Publisher's Synopsis

WINNER OF THE MAN ASIAN LITERARY PRIZE



'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'
Guardian

'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

Book information

ISBN: 9781474621687
Publisher: Orion
Imprint: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Pub date:
Edition: Reprint
DEWEY: 895.735
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 5682
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 244g
Height: 188mm
Width: 196mm
Spine width: 28mm