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The Resource Familiar Things

Familiar Things

Label
Familiar Things
Title
Familiar Things
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Summary
Seoul. On the outskirts of South Korea's glittering metropolis is a place few people know about: a vast landfill site called Flower Island. Home to those driven from the city by poverty, is it here that 14-year-old Bugeye and his mother arrive, following his father's internment in a government 're-education camp'. Living in a shack and supporting himself by weeding recyclables out of the refuse, at first Bugeye's life on Flower Island is hard. But then one night he notices mysterious lights around the landfill. And when the ancient spirits that still inhabit the island's landscape reveal themselves to him, Bugeye's luck begins to change – but can it last? Vibrant and enchanting, Familiar Things depicts a society on the edge of dizzying economic and social change, and is a haunting reminder to us all to be careful of what we throw away. PRAISE FOR HWANG SOK-YONG 'Hwang Sok-yong is one of the most read Korean writers in his country, and best known abroad. An activist for democracy and reconciliation with the North, in his books he melds his political fights with the Korean cultural imagination.' Le Monde
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Sok-Yong, Hwang
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Literature
  • Fiction
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Familiar Things
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:93f28c21-b15b-4754-a055-24befb06102a
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781925548051
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Familiar Things
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:93f28c21-b15b-4754-a055-24befb06102a
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781925548051
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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