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The White Book Hardcover – Illustrated, 2 Nov 2017

4.0 out of 5 stars 13 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Portobello Books Ltd (2 Nov. 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1846276292
  • ISBN-13: 978-1846276293
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 2.3 x 20.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 13 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 349,698 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'A brilliant psychogeography of grief, moving as it does between place, history and memory... Poised and never flinches from serene dignity... The White Book is a mysterious text, perhaps in part a secular prayer book... Translated peerlessly by Smith, [it] succeeds in reflecting Han's urgent desire to transcend pain with language' -- --Guardian

'There is beauty and pain in every sentence and image, made sharper by their simplicity and aching honesty' -- New Internationalist

'There is a crispness to [Han's]pieces evocative of the stark luminescence of white... The White Book is a shimmering, evocative work' --National UAE

'Wonderful. A quietly gripping contemplation on life, death and the existential impact of those who have gone before' -- Eimear McBride

'Han Kang is a genius' -- Lisa McInerney

'Delicate and thoughtful and concise and dense and strong; this is the kind of writing I like to read slowly' ---- Jon McGregor, Best Books of 2017, Guardian

About the Author

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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