The White Book

The White Book

by Han Kang

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 05/04/2018

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From the author of The Vegetarian and Human Acts comes a book like no other. The White Book is a meditation on colour, beginning with a list of white things. It is a book about mourning, rebirth and the tenacity of the human spirit. It is a stunning investigation of the fragility, beauty and strangeness of life.

Translated from the Korean by Deborah Smith.
ISBN:
9781846276958
9781846276958
Category:
Contemporary fiction
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
05-04-2018
Publisher:
Granta Books
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
128
Dimensions (mm):
198x130x15mm
Weight:
0.25kg
Han Kang

Han Kang was born in Gwangju, South Korea, and moved to Seoul at the age of ten. She studied Korean literature at Yonsei University. Her writing has won the Yi Sang Literary Prize, the Today's Young Artist Award, and the Korean Literature Novel Award.

The Vegetarian, her first novel to be translated into English, was published by Portobello Books in 2015 and won the 2016 Man Booker International Prize. She is also the author of Human Acts (Portobello, 2016) and The White Book (Portobello, 2017). She is based in Seoul.

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