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The white book / Han Kang ; translated from the Korean by Deborah Smith.

Han, Kang, 1970- (author.). Smith, Deborah, 1987- (translator.).

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Sitka.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Sparwood Public Library.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Sparwood Public Library FIC HAN (Text) 35172000242178 Adult Fiction Volume hold Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781846276293 (hc)
  • Physical Description: 161 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: [London] : Portobello Books, 2017.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally published in Korean: Seoul : Munhak Dongne, 2016.
Summary, etc.:
Written while on a writer's residency in Warsaw, a city palpably scarred by the violence of the past, the narrator finds herself haunted by the story of her older sister, who died a mere two hours after birth. A fragmented exploration of white things -- the swaddling bands that were also her shroud, the breast milk she did not live to drink, the blank page on which the narrator herself attempts to reconstruct the story -- unfold in a powerfully poetic distillation. As she walks the unfamiliar, snow-streaked streets, lined by buildings formerly obliterated in the Second World War, their identities blur and overlap as the narrator wonders, 'Can I give this life to you?'. The White Book is a meditation on a colour, on the tenacity and fragility of the human spirit, and our attempts to graft new life from the ashes of destruction.
Language Note:
Translated from the Korean.
Subject: Han, Kang, 1970- > Family > Fiction.
White > Fiction.
Sisters > Death > Fiction.
Genre: Autobiographical fiction.
Experimental fiction.

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