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Publisher's Summary

Winner of the Man Asian Literary Prize.

When 69-year-old So-nyo is separated from her husband among the crowds of the Seoul subway station, her family begins a desperate search to find her. Yet as long-held secrets and private sorrows begin to reveal themselves, they are forced to wonder: how well did they actually know the woman they called Mother?

Told through the piercing voices and urgent perspectives of a daughter, son, husband and mother, Please Look After Mother is at once an authentic picture of contemporary life in Korea and a universal story of family love.

©2011 Kyung-Sook Shin (P)2022 Orion Publishing Group

Critic Reviews

"Kyung-Sook Shin's tale...has hit a nerve." (Guardian)

"A raw tribute to the mysteries of motherhood." (New York Times Book Review)

"The most moving and accomplished, and often startling, novel." (Wall Street Journal)

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