Mater 2-10

£16.99

by Sok-yong, Hwang | Fiction
Published 11/05/2023 by Scribe Publications in the United Kingdom
Paperback | 486 pages

SKU: '9781913348953 Category:

Description

International Booker-nominated virtuoso Hwang Sok-yong is back with another powerful story – an epic, multi-generational tale that threads together a century of Korean history.

Centred on three generations of a family of rail workers and a laid-off factory worker staging a high-altitude sit-in, Mater 2-10 vividly depicts the lives of ordinary working Koreans, starting from the Japanese colonial era, continuing through Liberation, and right up to the twenty-first century. It is at once a powerful account that captures a nation’s longing for a rail line to reconnect North and South, a magical-realist novel that manages to reflect the lives of modern industrial workers, and a culmination of Hwang’s career – a masterpiece thirty years in the making. A true voice of a generation, Hwang shows again why he is unmatched when it comes to depicting the grief of a divided nation and bringing to life the cultural identity and trials and tribulations of the Korean people.