book cover of The Guest

The Guest

(2005)
A novel by

 
 
Based on actual events, The Guest is a profound portrait of a divided people haunted by a painful past, and a generation's search for reconciliation.
During the Korean War, Hwanghae Province in North Korea was the setting of a gruesome fifty-two day massacre. In an act of collective amnesia the atrocities were attributed to American military, but in truth they resulted from malicious battling between Christian and Communist Koreans. Forty years later, Ryu Yosop, a minister living in America returns to his home village, where his older brother once played a notorious role in the bloodshed. Besieged by vivid memories and visited by the troubled spirits of the deceased, Yosop must face the survivors of the tragedy and lay his brother's soul to rest.
Faulkner-like in its intense interweaving narratives, The Guest is a daring and ambitious novel from a major figure in world literature.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Used availability for Hwang Sok-Yong's The Guest

Hardback Editions

November 2005 : USA Hardback
thumb

Title: The Guest: A Novel
Author(s): Hwang Sok-Yong
ISBN: 1-58322-693-1 / 978-1-58322-693-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

July 2007 : USA Paperback
thumb

Title: The Guest: A Novel
Author(s): Hwang Sok-yong
ISBN: 1-58322-751-2 / 978-1-58322-751-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

January 2011 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumb

Title: The Guest
Author(s): Hwang Sok-yong
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU