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The Hole

(2017)
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Winner of the Shirley Jackson Award. Named One of the Top 10 Thrillers to Read This Summer by Time Magazine. Misery meets The Vegetarian in this psychological thriller about loneliness and the dark truths we try to bury.

In this tense, gripping novel by a star of Korean literature, Oghi has woken from a coma after causing a devastating car accident that took his wife's life and left him paralyzed and badly disfigured. His caretaker is his mother-in-law, a widow grieving the loss of her only child. Oghi is neglected and left alone in his bed. His world shrinks to the room he lies in and his memories of his troubled relationship with his wife, a sensitive, intelligent woman who found all of her life goals thwarted except for one: cultivating the garden in front of their house.

But soon Oghi notices his mother-in-law in the abandoned garden, uprooting what his wife had worked so hard to plant and obsessively digging larger and larger holes. When asked, she answers only that she is finishing what her daughter started.

A bestseller in Korea, The Hole is a superbly crafted and deeply unnerving novel about the horrors of isolation and neglect in all of its banal and brutal forms. As Oghi desperately searches for a way to escape, he discovers the difficult truth about his wife and the toll their life together took on her.

Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

August 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Hole: A Novel
Author(s): Hye-young Pyun
ISBN: 1-62872-780-2 / 978-1-62872-780-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Arcade
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Paperback Editions

October 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Hole: A Novel
Author(s): Hye-young Pyun
ISBN: 1-62872-991-0 / 978-1-62872-991-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Arcade
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Audio Editions

September 2020 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Hole, The
Author(s): Hye-Young Pyun
ISBN: 1-66202-841-5 / 978-1-66202-841-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
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September 2020 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Hole, The
Author(s): Hye-Young Pyun
ISBN: 1-66203-216-1 / 978-1-66203-216-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
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September 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Hole
Author(s): Hye-Young Pyun, Sora Kim-Russell - translator
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
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September 2020 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Hole
Author(s): Hye-Young Pyun, Sora Kim-Russell - translator
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
Availability: Amazon AU   


September 2020 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Hole
Author(s): Hye-Young Pyun, Sora Kim-Russell - translator
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
Availability: Amazon CA   


September 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Hole
Author(s): Hye-Young Pyun, Sora Kim-Russell - translator
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

August 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Hole: A Novel
Author(s): Hye-young Pyun
Publisher: Arcade
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA