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The Resource Familiar things, Hwang Sok-yong ; translated by Sora Kim-Russell

Familiar things, Hwang Sok-yong ; translated by Sora Kim-Russell

Label
Familiar things
Title
Familiar things
Statement of responsibility
Hwang Sok-yong ; translated by Sora Kim-Russell
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • kor
  • eng
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. Populated by 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 're-education camp'. As Bugeye and his mother settle in to living among the strange folk of Flower Island, they build themselves a shack and begin earning a living weeding recyclables out of the vast piles of refuse brought in daily from the city. But then Bugeye begins to notice mysterious lights around the landfill at night - and as spring comes to the garbage mountain, a danger that has lain dormant begins to surface. 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
Cataloging source
ANL
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1943-
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Hwang, Sŏg-yŏng
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated in English from Korean
Literary form
fiction
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Kim-Russell, Sora
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Urban poor
  • Friendship
  • Seoul (Korea)
Target audience
adult
Label
Familiar things, Hwang Sok-yong ; translated by Sora Kim-Russell
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in Korean as Natikeun Sesang by Munhakdongne 2011, First published in English by Scribe 2017
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000058602544
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
216 pages
Isbn
9781925322019
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)958587689
Label
Familiar things, Hwang Sok-yong ; translated by Sora Kim-Russell
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in Korean as Natikeun Sesang by Munhakdongne 2011, First published in English by Scribe 2017
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000058602544
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
216 pages
Isbn
9781925322019
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)958587689

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