• Please Look After Mother (2011 Man Asian Literary Prize)

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    • Category : ASIAN FICTION/LITERATURE
    • ISBN Code: 9780297860747
    • Format : Paperback
    • By (Author): Shin, Kyung-Sook
    • Publisher: Weidenfeld and Nicholson
    • Published Date: 01 Apr 2011

     

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PLEASE LOOK AFTER MOTHER is about So-nyo, a wife and mother, who has lived a life of sacrifice and compromise. A few years before the novel begins she suffered a stroke, leaving her vulnerable and often confused. Now, travelling from her home village in the countryside to the Seoul of her grown-up children, she is separated from her husband as the doors close on a packed train. Her children and husband desperately follow every lead but fail to find So-nyo, last seen wandering into the hustle-and-bustle of Seoul station. The novel is told from four different viewpoints, following So-nyo's husband and two of her children as they lash out at each then grow closer again, each confronting their indifference to So-nyo's pain and loneliness. We also hear the ghostly voice of So-nyo, looking back at her childhood and unfulfilled ambitions, and yearning to be with her own mother - putting herself before her husband and children even if only in death.
 



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