Human Acts (Paperback)
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Human Acts (Paperback)

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Paperback 224 Pages / Published: 03/11/2016
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Gwangju, South Korea, 1980. In the wake of a viciously suppressed student uprising, a boy searches for his friend's corpse, a consciousness searches for its abandoned body, and a brutalised country searches for a voice. In a sequence of interconnected chapters the victims and the bereaved encounter censorship, denial, forgiveness and the echoing agony of the original trauma. Human Acts is a universal book, utterly modern and profoundly timeless. Already a controversial bestseller and award-winning book in Korea, it confirms Han Kang as a writer of immense importance.

Publisher: Granta Books
ISBN: 9781846275975
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 173 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 14 mm

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“Extraordinary”

Before reading this book I had read the Vegetarian, Han Kang's previous novel, and thoroughly enjoyed the wackiness of its imagery as well as the darkness at its core. Human Acts is its superior in every sense.... More

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“bleak and brilliant”

I absolutely loved this book.
The book is set in South Korea and follows the experiences of young people killed by, or witnesses of, government troops suppressing student riots. The brutality and violence described... More

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“Affecting & thought-provoking!”

You'll probably need a long sit down after this. It's a pretty serious book. It does not paint a pretty picture - but it does call on us to remember, and learn from our mistakes.

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