[KS] Books of The Times: A Mother’s Devotion, a Family’s Tearful Regrets, The New York Times, March 30. 2011

Kwang On Yoo lovehankook at gmail.com
Thu Mar 31 06:59:27 EDT 2011

For a possible posting.
Thank You.

Kwang-On Yoo

"Please Look After Mom” is the work of a popular South Korean novelist,
Kyung-sook Shin, who is being published in English for the first time. It
sold more than a million copies in South Korea, where there may not be a dry
hankie left <http://m.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/art/2011/03/145_60066.html>in
the land.

The book is about the selfish family of Park So-nyo, a woman who got lost in
the crowd at a train station in Seoul and has not reappeared. Shocked into
decency, her husband, two sons and two daughters find themselves replaying
all the button-pushing, tear-jerking moments that illustrated this woman’s
love and devotion. It would be a grievous understatement to call her a mere

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