God Has No Grandchildren by Kim Gyeong-uk
(Library of Korean Literature)

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Kim opens an intriguing window into modern South Korean society, a slice of the world that is confoundingly different from ours—but also much the same.
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The nine stories that make up this collection depict a wide variety of contemporary Koreans navigating a world focused on material wealth and social power, in which family ties have been disrupted and all relationships are dysfunctional. Unpredictable and enigmatic, these tales, though taking place in what would appear to be a shallow, materialistic environment, are nonetheless woven through with rich threads of imagination and fantasy: parables for the self-help age.
 

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Kim Gyeong-uk was born in Gwangju, South Jella Province, South Korea, in 1971 and is currently a professor of Creative Writing at Korea National University of Arts. He debuted as a fiction writer in 1993 when he won the Jak Ga Se Gey Best New Writer Award with his novella An Outsider.Sang Kunok earned her MA in English on James Joyce's Dubliners and has conducted research on Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility in the course of studying for an MA(honors) in Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.req
 
Published December 18, 2015 by Dalkey Archive Press. 256 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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on Oct 07 2015

Kim opens an intriguing window into modern South Korean society, a slice of the world that is confoundingly different from ours—but also much the same.

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