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WINNER OF THE MAN ASIAN LITERARY PRIZE
‘An authentic, moving story that brings to vivid life the deep family connections that lie at the core of Korean culture’ Gary Shteyngart ‘Kyung-Sook Shin’s tale… has hit a nerve’ Guardian ‘A raw tribute to the mysteries of motherhood’ New York Times
‘The most moving and accomplished, and often startling, novel’ Wall Street Journal When sixty-nine-year-old So-nyo is separated from her husband among the crowds of the Seoul subway station, her family begins a desperate search to find her. Yet as long-held secrets and private sorrows begin to reveal themselves, they are forced to wonder: how well did they actually know the woman they called Mother?
Told through the piercing voices and urgent perspectives of a daughter, son, husband, and mother, PLEASE LOOK AFTER MOTHER is at once an authentic picture of contemporary life in Korea and a universal story of family love.
With an introduction by Banana Yoshimoto A W&N Essential
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