Oakland - The Diesel Readers discuss "Please Look After Mom" by Kyung-Sook Shin
Diesel, A Bookstore in Oakland welcomes The Diesel Readers back to the store to discuss Please Look After Mom by Kyung-Sook Shin on Monday, January 14th at 7pm.
In Please Look After Mom, sixty-nine-year-old So-nyo is separated from her husband among the crowds of the Seoul subway station and 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 Mom? Told through the piercing voices and urgent perspectives of a daughter, son, husband, and mother, Please Look After Mom is at once an authentic picture of contemporary life in Korea and a universal story of family love.
Kyung-Sook Shin is the author of numerous works of fiction and is one of South Korea's most widely read and acclaimed novelists. She was the first woman to be awarded the Man Asian Literary Prize (for Please Look After Mom), and has also been honored with the Manhae Literature Prize, the Dong-in Literature Prize, and the Yi Sang Literary Prize, as well as France's Prix de l'Inapercu.