Publisher: Harcourt (A)
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About This Book
In the fast-paced, high-urban landscape of Seoul, C and K are brothers who have fallen in love with the same woman -- Se-yeon -- who tears at both of them as they all try desperately to find real connection in an atomized world. A spectral, nameless narrator haunts the edges of their lives as he tells of his work helping the lost and hurting find escape through suicide. Dreamlike and beautiful, the South Korea brought forth in this novel is cinematic in its urgency and its reflection of contemporary life everywhere -- far beyond the boundaries of the Korean peninsula. Recalling the emotional tension of Milan Kundera and the existential anguish of Bret Easton Ellis, I Have the Right to Destroy Myself achieves its authorís greatest wish -- to show Korean literature as part of an international tradition. Young-ha Kim is a young master, the leading literary voice of his generation.
About the Author
Young-ha Kim's I Have the Right to Destroy Myself won Korea's Munhak-dongne prize and was a Border's Original Voices pick upon publication in the United States. He has earned a reputation as the most talented and prolific Korean writer of his generation, publishing five novels and three collections of short stories since 1996.
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