We will be reading “Please Look After Mom “ by the Man Booker Prize Asia winner, by Kyung-sook Shin & translated by Che Young Kim.
When sixty-nine-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 Mom? The novel explores the loss, self-recrimination, and in some cases, self-discovery caused by the mother’s disappearance. The novel also considers themes related to the self- sacrifice of mothers in general (and in Korean in particular), the relationship between memories of the past and realities of the present, and the chameleonic aspects of identity.
This is the last reading group meeting before the summer, so have a great one!