Sunday, March 27, 2011

Please Look After Mom

 The novel, Please Look After Mom, was written by one of the most prominent author in Korea, Kyung-Sook Shin, and was so popular. Released in 2009, Please Look After Mom was sold over 1.7 million copies, and affected Koreans in many different ways. Here is the synopsis from Barns and Novel.
 A million-plus-copy best seller in Korea—a magnificent English-language debut poised to become an international sensation—this is the stunning, deeply moving story of a family’s search for their mother, who goes missing one afternoon amid the crowds of the Seoul Station subway.

Told through the piercing voices and urgent perspectives of a daughter, son, husband, and mother, Please Look After Mom is at once an authentic picture of contemporary life in Korea and a universal story of family love.You will never think of your mother the same way again after you read this book.

 As one of the readers who was so impressed and touched by this novel, I felt so glad when I heard the news that this novel will be released in the U.S.. For the younger people, this novel gave chances to look back what they have done to their parents, and for the older people, it gave chances to reminisce their memories with parents. As one of the people who were influenced by this book, I hope people over the world enjoy it. 

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