Mater 2-10

Mater 2


Regular price £16.99

Youngjae Josephine Bae

Category: Fiction General

Format: Paperback / softback

Publication date: 5/11/23

Publisher: Scribe Publications

ISBN 13: 9780198810506

Total Pages: 486 pages

Weight: 624

Dimensions: 153 x 234 x 38

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.