The White Book Han Kang

The White Book

Author: Han Kang
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Book Title
The White Book
Author
Han Kang
ISBN
9780525573067
Shortlisted for the 2018 Man Booker International Prize From Booker Prize-winner and literary phenomenon Han Kang, a lyrical and disquieting exploration of personal grief, written through the prism of the color white While on a writer's residency, a nameless narrator wanders the twin white worlds of the blank page and snowy Warsaw. THE WHITE BOOK becomes a meditation on the color white, as well as a fictional journey inspired by an older sister who died in her mother's arms, a few hours old. The narrator grapples with the tragedy that has haunted her family, an event she colors in stark white--breast milk, swaddling bands, the baby's rice cake-colored skin--and, from here, visits all that glows in her memory: from a white dog to sugar cubes. As the writer reckons with the enormity of her sister's death, Han Kang's trademark frank and chilling prose is softened by retrospection, introspection, and a deep sense of resilience and love. THE WHITE BOOK--ultimately a letter from Kang to her sister--offers powerful philosophy and personal psychology on the tenacity and fragility of the human spirit, and our attempts to graft new life from the ashes of destruction.Binding Type: HardcoverAuthor: Han KangPublisher: Hogarth PressPublished: 02/19/2019ISBN: 9780525573067Pages: 160Weight: 0.75lbsSize: 7.90h x 5.20w x 0.90dReview Citations: Library Journal Prepub Alert 09/01/2018 pg. 41Booklist 12/15/2018 pg. 84Library Journal 01/01/0001 pg. 68Publishers Weekly 03/18/2019
Shortlisted for the 2018 Man Booker International Prize

From Booker Prize-winner and literary phenomenon Han Kang, a lyrical and disquieting exploration of personal grief, written through the prism of the color white

While on a writer's residency, a nameless narrator wanders the twin white worlds of the blank page and snowy Warsaw. THE WHITE BOOK becomes a meditation on the color white, as well as a fictional journey inspired by an older sister who died in her mother's arms, a few hours old. The narrator grapples with the tragedy that has haunted her family, an event she colors in stark white--breast milk, swaddling bands, the baby's rice cake-colored skin--and, from here, visits all that glows in her memory: from a white dog to sugar cubes.

As the writer reckons with the enormity of her sister's death, Han Kang's trademark frank and chilling prose is softened by retrospection, introspection, and a deep sense of resilience and love. THE WHITE BOOK--ultimately a letter from Kang to her sister--offers powerful philosophy and personal psychology on the tenacity and fragility of the human spirit, and our attempts to graft new life from the ashes of destruction.

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Han Kang
Publisher: Hogarth Press
Published: 02/19/2019
ISBN: 9780525573067
Pages: 160
Weight: 0.75lbs
Size: 7.90h x 5.20w x 0.90d

Review Citations: Library Journal Prepub Alert 09/01/2018 pg. 41
Booklist 12/15/2018 pg. 84
Library Journal 01/01/0001 pg. 68
Publishers Weekly 03/18/2019
Shortlisted for the 2018 Man Booker International Prize

From Booker Prize-winner and literary phenomenon Han Kang, a lyrical and disquieting exploration of personal grief, written through the prism of the color white

While on a writer's residency, a nameless narrator wanders the twin white worlds of the blank page and snowy Warsaw. THE WHITE BOOK becomes a meditation on the color white, as well as a fictional journey inspired by an older sister who died in her mother's arms, a few hours old. The narrator grapples with the tragedy that has haunted her family, an event she colors in stark white--breast milk, swaddling bands, the baby's rice cake-colored skin--and, from here, visits all that glows in her memory: from a white dog to sugar cubes.

As the writer reckons with the enormity of her sister's death, Han Kang's trademark frank and chilling prose is softened by retrospection, introspection, and a deep sense of resilience and love. THE WHITE BOOK--ultimately a letter from Kang to her sister--offers powerful philosophy and personal psychology on the tenacity and fragility of the human spirit, and our attempts to graft new life from the ashes of destruction.

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Han Kang
Publisher: Hogarth Press
Published: 02/19/2019
ISBN: 9780525573067
Pages: 160
Weight: 0.75lbs
Size: 7.90h x 5.20w x 0.90d

Review Citations: Library Journal Prepub Alert 09/01/2018 pg. 41
Booklist 12/15/2018 pg. 84
Library Journal 01/01/0001 pg. 68
Publishers Weekly 03/18/2019