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From the internationally bestselling author of The Vegetarian, a "rare and astonishing" (The Observer) portrait of political unrest and the universal struggle for justice.

"Compulsively readable, universally relevant, and deeply resonant . . . in equal parts beautiful and urgent."--The New York Times Book Review

Shortlisted for the International Dublin Literary Award - One of the Best Books of the Year: The Atlantic, San Francisco Chronicle, NPR, HuffPost, Medium, Library Journal

Amid a violent student uprising in South Korea, a young boy named Dong-ho is shockingly killed.

The story of this tragic episode unfolds in a sequence of interconnected chapters as the victims and the bereaved encounter suppression, denial, and the echoing agony of the massacre. From Dong-ho's best friend who meets his own fateful end; to an editor struggling against censorship; to a prisoner and a factory worker, each suffering from traumatic memories; and to Dong-ho's own grief-stricken mother; and through their collective heartbreak and acts of hope is the tale of a brutalized people in search of a voice.

An award-winning, controversial bestseller, Human Acts is a timeless, pointillist portrait of an historic event with reverberations still being felt today, by turns tracing the harsh reality of oppression and the resounding, extraordinary poetry of humanity.

  • ISBN-13: 9781101906743
  • ISBN-10: 110190674X
  • Publisher: Hogarth Press
  • Publish Date: October 2017
  • Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.1 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.45 pounds
  • Page Count: 240