Please Look After Mom
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Please Look After Mom  (English, Paperback, Shin Kyung-sook)

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  • Language: English
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780307948977, 0307948978
  • Edition: 2012
  • Pages: 288
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MAN ASIAN LITERARY PRIZE WINNER

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 Mom?
 
Told through the piercing voices and urgent perspectives of a daughter, son, husband, and mother, Please Look After Mom is at once an authentic picture of contemporary life in Korea and a universal story of family love.

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Imprint
  • Vintage
Publication Year
  • 2012
Contributors
Author
  • Shin Kyung-sook
Author Info

  • Kyung-Sook Shin is the author of numerous works of fiction and is one of South Korea’s most widely read and acclaimed novelists. She was the first woman to be awarded the Man Asian Literary Prize (for Please Look After Mom), and she has also been honored with the Manhae Literature Prize, the Dong-in Literature Prize, and the Yi Sang Literary Prize, as well as France’s Prix de l’Inaperçu. Please Look After Mom is her first book to appear in English. It will be published in twenty-nine countries and has sold over 2 million copies in South Korea alone.

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  • 0.8 Inches (US)
Height
  • 6.89 Inches (US)
Weight
  • 0.31 Pounds (US)
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Just a heads-up regarding print quality

My review is not exactly about the book itself as you can easily do a quick web search and land on some well written ones about it. By all means, it's a worthy read and this coming from a person that tends to shy away from the "tug your heartstrings" emotional writings.

But anyway, just a general heads-up that for the price, the paper quality is CRAP. There are books that are available for under hundred rupees that have a better print quality. It's quite infuriating given that at over four ...
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Raj Anand

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