Please Look After Mother

by Kyung-sook Shin

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LoveReading Expert Review of Please Look After Mother

March 2012 Book of the Month.

This book sold over 1.5 million copies when it was published in Korea and now its universal themes of sacrifice, guilt and the ties of family love are looking to make it a global hit. Set in modern day Korea this is a powerful and memorable read.

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Please Look After Mother Synopsis

PLEASE LOOK AFTER MOTHER is the story of So-nyo, a wife and mother, who has lived a life of sacrifice and compromise. In the past she suffered a stroke, leaving her vulnerable and often confused. Now, travelling from the Korean countryside to the Seoul of her grown-up children, So-nyo is separated from her husband when the doors close on a packed train. As her children and husband search the streets, they recall So-nyo's life, and all they have left unsaid. Through their piercing voices, we begin to discover the desires, heartaches, and secrets she harboured within. And as the mystery of her disappearance unravels, we uncover a larger mystery, that of all mothers and children: how affection, exasperation, hope and guilt add up to love. Compassionate, redemptive and beautifully written, PLEASE LOOK AFTER MOTHER will reconnect you to the story of your own family, and to the forgotten sacrifices that lie at its heart.

About This Edition

ISBN: 9780753828182
Publication date: 15th March 2012
Author: Kyung-sook Shin
Publisher: Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback
Primary Genre Family Drama
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Publication date: 13/01/2022
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About Kyung-sook Shin

Kyung-sook Shin is the author of six novels in addition to Please Look After Mother, which has sold almost 1.5 million copies in South Korea alone. She is one of the country's most widely read and acclaimed novelists, having won the Manhae Grand Prize for Literature, the Dong-in Literature Prize, and the Isang Literary Prize, as well as France's Prix de l'Inapercu. She lives in Seoul and in New York.

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