Please Look After Mother
By Kyung-Sook Shin
(George Weidenfeld & Nicholson, Hardcover, 9780297860730)
Publication Date: April 2011
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- While second-person (“you”) narration is an uncommon mode, it is used throughout the novel’s first section (the tale of the daughter, Chi-hon) and third section (the tale of the husband). What is the effect of this choice? How does it reflect these characters’ feelings about Mom? Why do you think Mom is the only character who tells her story in the first person?