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In the Country of Last Things
In the Country of Last Things
In the Country of Last Things
Item#: 8932904359
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Product Description
Korean Title: Pyeheo-eui Doshi
Author: Paul Auster
Translator: Hee-gi Yun
Publisher: Yeollinchaekdeul
Hardcover / 286 pages

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>>>This book is written in Korean only.

About This Book

In a book-length letter home, Anna Blume reports that her search for a long-lost brother has brought her to a vast, unnamed city that is undergoing a catastrophic economic decline. Buildings collapse daily, driving huge numbers of citizens into the streets, where they starve or die of exposureif they aren't murdered by other vagrants first. Government forces haul away the bodies, and licensed scavengers collect trash and precious human waste. Weird cults form around the most popular methods of suicide. Anna tries to help, but the charity group she joins quickly runs out of supplies and has to close its doors. A number of post-apocalyptic novels have been published recently; Auster's, one of the best, is distinguished by an uncanny grasp of the day-to-day realities of homelessness. This is a scary but highly relevant book. -- Edward B. St. John


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