Human Acts: A NovelPublisher: New York; Hogarth; 2016Edition: First U.S. editionDescription: 218 Pages; HardbackISBN:
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|Book Adult and Young Adult 15-17||Karachi Crime||895.73 (Browse shelf(Opens below))||Available||PKLC020544|
|Book Adult and Young Adult 15-17||Lahore Crime||895.73 (Browse shelf(Opens below))||Available||PKLC026300|
In the midst of a violent student uprising in South Korea, a young boy named Dong-ho is shockingly killed. The story of this tragic episode unfolds in a sequence of interconnected chapters as the victims and the bereaved encounter suppression, denial, and the echoing agony of the massacre. From Dong-ho's best friend who meets his own fateful end; to an editor struggling against censorship; to a prisoner and a factory worker, each suffering from traumatic memories; and to Dong-ho's own grief-stricken mother; and through their collective heartbreak and acts of hope is the tale of a brutalized people in search of a voice. An award-winning, controversial bestseller, Human Acts is a timeless, pointillist portrait of an historic event with reverberations still being felt today, by turns tracing the harsh reality of oppression and the resounding, extraordinary poetry of humanity.