Please Look After Mom (Paperback)

By Kyung-Sook Shin

Ren Min Wen Xue Chu Ban She/Tsai Fong Books, 9787020078974, 229pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2010

April 2011 Indie Next List

“When an elderly woman is separated from her husband at bustling Seoul railway station and is never seen again, it raises real questions for her distraught family. Did they really ever know her? Was her disappearance really all that sudden? Korean writer Kyung-sook Shin's heartbreaking novel reveals an unseen, under-appreciated, extraordinary, yet ordinary, woman. This book will make readers think about the hidden, mysterious lives lived by their own mothers and the many ways in which people can disappear a little at a time.”
— Karen Maeda Allman, The Elliott Bay Book Company, Seattle, WA
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