Please Look After Mom

Told through the piercing voices and urgent perspectives of a daughter, son, husband, and mother, Please Look After Mom is at once an authentic picture of contemporary life in Korea and a universal story of family love.


Author: Kyung-Sook Shin

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307595498

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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WINNER OF THE MAN ASIAN LITERARY PRIZE 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? Told through the piercing voices and urgent perspectives of a daughter, son, husband, and mother, Please Look After Mom is at once an authentic picture of contemporary life in Korea and a universal story of family love. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Please Look After Mother

I loved this book' Gary Shytengart Combining a unique setting with universal themes, PLEASE LOOK AFTER MOTHER is a beautifully rendered novel about sacrifice, guilt, and the ties of family love.


Author: Kyung-Sook Shin

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780297860754

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 569

'An authentic, moving story that brings to vivid life the deep family connections that lie at the core of Korean culture ... This is a tapestry of family life that will be read all over the world. I loved this book' Gary Shytengart Combining a unique setting with universal themes, PLEASE LOOK AFTER MOTHER is a beautifully rendered novel about sacrifice, guilt, and the ties of family love. PLEASE LOOK AFTER MOTHER is the story of So-nyo, a wife and mother, who has lived a life of sacrifice and compromise. In the past she suffered a stroke, leaving her vulnerable and often confused. Now, travelling from the Korean countryside to the Seoul of her grown-up children, So-nyo is separated from her husband when the doors close on a packed train. As her children and husband search the streets, they recall So-nyo's life, and all they have left unsaid. Through their piercing voices, we begin to discover the desires, heartaches, and secrets she harboured within. And as the mystery of her disappearance unravels, we uncover a larger mystery, that of all mothers and children: how affection, exasperation, hope and guilt add up to love. Compassionate, redemptive and beautifully written, PLEASE LOOK AFTER MOTHER will reconnect you to the story of your own family, and to the forgotten sacrifices that lie at its heart.

Korean Literature Through the Korean Wave

1.3 엄마를엄마를 부탁해부탁해 – 신경숙신경숙 (Please Look After Mother – Shin
Kyŏngsuk) Introduction to the text Shin Kyŏngsuk was born in 1963 in a village
near Jeongeup, North Jeolla Province in southern South Korea. She was the ...


Author: Jieun Kiaer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000023428

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

View: 912

Korean Literature Through the Korean Wave engages with the rising interest in both the Korean Wave and Korean language learning by incorporating Korean Wave cultural content, especially K-dramas, films and songs, to underline and support the teaching of Korean literature. It combines both premodern and modern texts, including poetry, novels, philosophical treatises, and even comics, to showcase the diversity of Korean literature. Particular care has been taken to include the voices of those marginalised in the often male, elite-dominated discourse on Korean literature. In particular, this book also distinguishes itself by extending the usual breadth of what is considered modern Korean literature up until the present day, including texts published as recently as 2017. Many of these texts are very relevant for recent discourse in Korean affairs, such as the obsession with physical appearance, the #MeToo movement and multiculturalism. This textbook is aimed at B1-B2 level and Intermediate-Mid students of Korean. On the one hand the textbook introduces students to seeing beyond Korean literature as a monolithic entity, giving a taste of its wonderful richness and diversity. On the other hand, it provides an entry point into discussions on Korean contemporary society, in which the text (and associated media extracts) provides the catalyst for more in-depth analysis and debate.

Chicken Soup for the Soul Like Mother Like Daughter

came with an oversized yellow hat, a blue overcoat and a tag that read, “Please
Look After This Bear.” I burst into tears. My mother looked at me tenderly and said
, “Please, look after this bear, take good care of it, and if the bear ever needs ...


Author: Jack Canfield

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1611591724

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 384

View: 265

This new collection holds the best 101 stories from Chicken Soup for the Soul's library on the special bond between mothers and daughters, and the magical, mysterious similarities between them. How often have you seen a teenage girl pretend to be perturbed, but secretly smile, when she is told that she acts or looks just like her mother? Fathers, brothers, and friends shake their head in wonder as girls “turn into their mothers.” This book contains the 101 best stories from Chicken Soup for the Soul’s library that celebrate the mother-daughter bond. Mothers and daughters of all ages will laugh, cry, and find inspiration in these stories that remind them how much they appreciate each other.

Motherhoods Markets and Consumption

In Korean author Kyung-sook Shin's best-selling novel, Please Look After Mom,
when an elderly mother goes missing in Seoul, her family are desperate to find
her, but to no avail. The book revolves around their search, with each chapter ...


Author: Stephanie O'Donohoe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136758287

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 258

View: 640

It takes more than a baby to make a mother, and mothers make more than babies. Bringing together a range of international studies, Motherhoods, Markets and Consumption examines how marketing and consumer culture constructs particular images of what mothers are, what they should care about and how they should behave; exploring how women's use of consumer goods and services shapes how they mother as well as how they are seen and judged by others. Combining personal accounts from many mothers with different theoretical perspectives, this book explores: How advertising, media and consumer culture contribute to myths and stereotypes concerning good and bad mothers How particular consumer choices are bound up with women’s identities as mothers The role of consumption for women entering different phases of their mothering lives: such as pregnancy, early motherhood, and the "empty nest"

The Korean Wave

Shin Kyung-sook's novel Please Look After Mom, which sold over one million
copies in Korea, has been published in 22 other countries. In the United States, it
was published in April 2011 by mainstream publishing house Alfred A. Knopf.


Author: Korean Culture and Information Service South Korea

Publisher: 길잡이미디어

ISBN: 9788973751648


Page: 104

View: 465

korean wave,hallyu,Korean culture,Korean,south korea,Korean pop culture This book is the first in a series of upcoming books to introduce modern Korean culture overseas. The term “Korean Wave” (“Hallyu” in Korean) was coined by the Chinese press a little more than a decade ago to refer to the popularity of Korean pop culture in China. The boom started with the export of Korean television dramas (miniseries) to China in the late 1990s. Since then, South Korea has emerged as a new center for the production of transnational pop culture, exporting a range of cultural products to neighboring Asian countries. More recently, Korean pop culture has begun spreading from its comfort zone in Asia to more global audiences in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and the Americas. Birth of the Korean Wave Birth of the Wave The Beginning of the Wave in Japan The Wave Goes Global K-Pop Joins the Wave The neo-Korean Wave ‘Korean Invasion?’ The New Wave The Internet Connects the Wave Fast The Fun of Copying Distance No Longer a Barrier for K-Dramas What’s Korean Pop Culture Got? K-Pop: ‘Music of Fusion’ K-Dramas: ‘Healthy Power’ The Korean Wave in other Fields Korean Films Hallyu in Literature epilogue Will It Continue?

Becoming My Mother s Daughter

But now, at our last meeting behind the convent walls, he embraces and kisses
Mother, who is in tears. ... “When I close my eyes in the evening, dear God please
look after me and my parents, my sister, my grandfather ...” The list is long, and ...


Author: Erika Gottlieb

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

ISBN: 9781554586912

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 188

View: 294

Becoming My Mother’s Daughter: A Story of Survival and Renewal tells the story of three generations of a Jewish Hungarian family whose fate has been inextricably bound up with the turbulent history of Europe, from the First World War through the Holocaust and the communist takeover after World War II, to the family’s dramatic escape and emmigration to Canada. The emotional centre and narrative voice of the story belong to Eva, an artist, dreamer, and writer trying to work through her complex and deep relationship with her mother, whose portrait she cannot paint until she completes her journey through memory. The core of the book is Eva’s riveting recollection of the last months of World War II in Budapest, seen through a child’s eyes, and is reminiscent in its power of scenes in Joy Kogawa’s Obasan. Exploring the bond between generations of mothers and daughters, the book illustrates the struggle between the need for independence and the search for continuity, the significant impact of childhood on adult life, the reshaping of personality in immigration, the importance of dreams in making us face reality, and the redemptive power of memory. Illustrations by the author throughout the book, some in colour, enhance the story.

Be Glad I Still Know Jesus

Please becareful, but you need toget here.” Toni dropped the phone and started
out of the house. Asia was in the family room and heard her mother's concerned
voice. “Mom, what's wrong ... Will you please look after Payton and mom Payton?


Author: Carolina Girl

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781493195046

Category: Fiction

Page: 162

View: 168

Be Glad That I Still Know Jesus continues the love story of Toni and Marcus as they blend and nurture their new family. Their undeniable love and strong faith had enabled them to overcome many obstacles to finally, freely share a life together. Although their love was quite undeniable and faith was forever present in their lives, will that prove enough to sustain them against the challenges of their pasts? Or will Toni be forced to face yet another disappointing relationship?

How to Pray

Remember the prayer of a child overheard by his mother: 'Dear God, please look
after Mum and Dad, and Stephen, and Grandma and Granddad, and Aunty Clare
and Uncle Mark, and our dog Spot, and please look after yourself, because if ...


Author: John Pritchard

Publisher: SPCK

ISBN: 9780281063246

Category: Religion

Page: 128

View: 393

Whether you are just starting out in your prayer life or want to deepen and refresh it, this practical handbook will be a constant source of ideas and inspiration. Many of us are aware of our spiritual nature, and we have a real desire and need to talk to God. Prayer, however, seems a difficult thing to do. While talking to our friends comes easily, we often think that talking to God does not. In How to Pray, John Pritchard takes us on a journey into prayer. He begins by showing us how to see the divine in everyday life and how to slow down enough to hear God.

One of Your Own

25 The voice of Lesley's elder brother Terry joined his mother's: 'Whoever is
holding our Lesley, please look after her because she will be very sad and ill
being away from Mum.'26 A little over a year later, Maureen Smith told a hushed


Author: Carol Ann Lee

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781845968991

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 480

View: 419

'Infamous, I have become disowned, but I am one of your own' - Myra Hindley, from her unpublished autobiography On 15 November 2002, Myra Hindley, Britain’s most notorious murderess, died in prison, one of the rare women whose crimes were deemed so indefensible that ‘life’ really did mean ‘life’. But who was the woman behind the headlines? How could a seemingly normal girl grow up to commit such terrible acts? Her defenders claim she fell under Ian Brady’s spell, but is this the truth? Was her insistence that she had changed, that she felt deep remorse and had reverted to the Catholicism of her childhood genuine or a calculating bid to win parole? One of Your Own explores these questions and many others, drawing on a wide range of resources, including Hindley’s own unseen writings, hundreds of recently released prison files, fresh interviews and extensive new research. Compellingly well written, this is the first in-depth study of Hindley and the challenging, definitive biography of Britain’s ‘most-hated woman’.

Trail of Death

With that Alfredo rose and walked to his mother. He kissed her gently. "Mama,
please look after Joy," he said. "Tell her . ..tell her I will come back." Then he left
the room. He walked to the front door of the house, opened it and went outside, ...


Author: Joe McLaughlin

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781425940461

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 500

View: 602

Alfredo Gomez, the greatest boxing hero ever to come from Mexico, wonders why two of his most promising boxers are not showing up at his gym. It turns out the two young men have given up boxing in order to travel down the Trail of Death, the notorious cocaine trail that leads from northern Mexico into Texas. Alfredo decides to disguise himself as a poor migrant worker and travel down the Trail himself. But Alfredo gets more than he bargained for. At the end of the Trail, he meets a graying middle-aged alcoholic United States senator, Senator John Henry Longfellow from Texas--the last living witness to the conspirators as they planned the assassination of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy.

Not by Accident

But the funniest thing happened after the recital. Evan and I were so hungry we ...
My second call was to my former mother-in-law and Nathan's grandmother. I
asked her to please look after Nathan while I was in Hawaii. My third call was to ...


Author: Candice Irene

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1462865240

Category: Religion

Page: 78

View: 719

Why you should read Not by Accident In this clearly written book - the author Candice Irene's shares her very unique way in which she feels God is communicating and answering her prayers. It is a “visual” so to speak! Years ago she watched a news report stating that the majority of people will not notice a coin on the ground, counter, floor of a store, or in an airport, etc... They will overlook it, as if it were not there, kind of like some of us do when God is trying to get our attention. Another way Candice Irene feels God communicates with us is by putting just the right person in our path at just the right moment. As you read Not by Accident you will share the author's magnificent personal journey of discovery. It will give you the knowledge to understand why each coin or person was put in your path! This book will enhance the readers understanding that even the smallest connection with another person, place, or coin find may jolt a series of phenomenal moments, each moment leading toward inner peace and contentment within oneself.

Saints Herald

I arrived at my mother's , in Bourbon County near Fort Scott Tuesday ; visited
through the week , and on Sunday night spoke in a new church , belonging to the
Methodists . ... Will the president of Spring River district please look after them .




ISBN: WISC:89067426361

Category: Mormons


View: 625


Stanley's mother was also wiping her eyes constantly. Everyone else tried to
appear brave. ... In two years they will be back.” Aris and Stanley exchanged a
quick look, full of apprehension. ... Please look after him.” Aris was shocked. He
knew ...


Author: John Chrysochoos, Ph.D.

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

ISBN: 9781480997554

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 232

View: 292

Aris’s innocent early childhood on the beautiful and serene Greek island of Ikaria was painfully interrupted by World War II and the subsequent Greek Civil War. The occupation by the enemy, the following famine, the flight to Palestine and the subsequent Greek Civil War had a profound effect upon Aris’s personality. His interest in political, educational, social and societal issues while in Greece was attributed to those experiences. His subsequent travel to North America, Canada at first and United States during most of his adult life, made him fully aware of aspects of life completely alien to him, namely, xenophobic, anti-foreign and jingoistic issues, as well as sexism and racism. Current political partisanship in both the United States and Greece is affecting life enormously. The reminiscence of the blue sea surrounding that faraway island provided Aris always with peace of mind in dealing with such complex societal issues in his life.


After the evening meal they sat discussing their trip, the dangers they had
encountered and the burial of John's parents. They commented on how well the
horses ... He threw his head into his hands crying for his sister Susan and his
mother and father. “Oh God—please, please look after them. Hear my prayers,”
he pleaded.


Author: Andrew Earl

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781479740185

Category: Fiction

Page: 266

View: 626

Based in the upper North Island, New Zealand during the period of the Maori wars 1830’s to 1860’s the heroes belong to the small brave Militia that roamed these parts led by the main characters John Tripp and the head scout Tarata. Victoria Lynn sailed from England to assist with her uncle’s family at William Glenn Station becoming romantically involved with John Tripp. Interwoven amongst unbroken countryside and raging wars known as the ‘Battles of the North Island’, small gangs of looters, murderers and ship-jumpers appear along with natural disasters – volcano and earthquake – a young love weaves its way.

Next of Kin Code Red Book 10

Jackie grasped the door handle and tugged. “How about you?” she asked the
mother. “Are you all right?” “I'm okay. Just please, please, look after Brayden.”
Jackie wasn't convinced. The woman had the beginnings of a bruise on her


Author: C.J. Carmichael

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 9781472051875

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 592

A tractor trailer jackknifes. E.R. nurse Jackie Kellison's car is slammed into the ensuing pileup. She climbs free and rushes amid the flames and wreckage to help others. And then Jackie hears a baby cry....

Sun Sword 3 The Snowy Tower

'Cookie darling, please look after my mother,' begged Roana, 'and Marnie, and
poor Willem down in the dungeons.' Cookie turned away sharply. She could not
bear to tell Roana the news that was now flickering through the palace – the
news ...


Author: Belinda Murrell

Publisher: Random House Australia

ISBN: 9781760891565


Page: 336

View: 130

The adventure is far from over as Ethan, Lily, Saxon and Roana ride for the snowy mountains to rescue a prince - and save the kingdom. Even with the Sun Gem and the Moon Pearl safely sewn into the hem of Roana's cloak, the quest is far from over. Lord Lazlac is planning to marry Queen Ashana to secure his rule of Tiregian, and the queen cannot escape or rebel against him - not when her young son, Caspar, is being held captive by Sedah priests in the snow-covered mountains to the north. It is up to Ethan, Lily, Saxon and Roana to travel deep into the mountains to find Roana's brother before it is too late. But have they forgotten about the uncanny tracking abilities of the persistent Sniffer, who would stop at nothing to find his prey?

Gender Migration and Domestic Service

Mothers such as Ellen (fulltime administrator with three young children and two
maids), who have come to the ... with the [addition of the] second maid, it
becomes inevitably 'Minda [one of the maids], can you please look after the baby


Author: Janet Henshall Momsen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134655656

Category: Science

Page: 328

View: 480

This book examines a wide range of migration patterns which have arisen, and exposes the tensions and difficulties including: * legal and empowerment issues * cultural and language diversities and barriers * the impact of live-in employment. The book features case studies taken from Europe, South and North America, the Caribbean, Asia, and Africa and uses original fieldwork using quantitative and qualitative methods.

Criss Cross Double Cross

She knew her mother would say that, but she had to try. Papa had a good
engineering job now since the family had moved from Montreal a few months ago
, yet there was still never enough money for extras. "Could you please look after ...


Author: Norma Charles

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 0888784317

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

View: 589

Ten-year-old Sophie LaGrange uses her comic-book alter ego to combat the drudgery of her life in 1949 British Columbia, and adventures ensue as the school year begins.

Concoctions of the Mind

Then his mother went abroad the king fisher before it sails Then Mrs cooper told
him that something has come up so Paul will have to go his self So please look
after him n Then Captain Said OK. Then Mrs Cooper went back ashore they set ...


Author: Jerry Amos

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 9781496978400

Category: Fiction

Page: 136

View: 355

A collection of short stories inspired by the author's imagination.