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ISBN: 9781101906729
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Published: Hogarth - January 17th, 2017

The events that inspired Human Acts took place more than two decades ago, but still sits uncomfortably close to home. Han Kang's third translated novel holds nothing back in this fictional retelling of the 1980 Gwangju Uprising in S. Korea that lead to a massacre of hundreds of civilian protesters in an attempt to suppress civil unrest in the city, and of the aftermath in which future generations are almost blissfully unaware of the atrocities that occurred just 20 years prior.
This wasn't an easy book to stomach, but an absolutely necessary read, especially given these times when history seems insistent on repeating itself.