Progressive Caucus Book Club: Human Acts

Our next book will be "Human Acts" by Han Kang

From Goodreads:
In the midst of a violent student uprising in South Korea, a young boy named Dong-ho is shockingly killed.

The story of this tragic episode unfolds in a sequence of interconnected chapters as the victims and the bereaved encounter suppression, denial, and the echoing agony of the massacre. From Dong-ho's best friend who meets his own fateful end; to an editor struggling against censorship; to a prisoner and a factory worker, each suffering from traumatic memories; and to Dong-ho's own grief-stricken mother; and through their collective heartbreak and acts of hope is the tale of a brutalized people in search of a voice.

An award-winning, controversial bestseller, Human Acts is a timeless, pointillist portrait of a historic event with reverberations still being felt today, by turns tracing the harsh reality of oppression and the resounding, extraordinary poetry of humanity.

WHEN
October 24, 2020 at 4pm - 6pm Seoul Time
WHERE
WeWork Yeoksam Station
Seoul
South Korea
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CONTACT
Erin Watson-Chappell ·

Will you come?

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