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Human Acts - A Novel

Han Kang

From the internationally bestselling author of THE VEGETARIAN, a "rare and astonishing" (The Observer) portrait of political unrest and the universal struggle for justice In the midst of a violent student uprising in South Korea, a young boy named Dong-ho is shockingly killed. The story of this tragic episode unfolds in a sequence of interconnected chapters as the victims and the bereaved encounter suppression, denial, and the echoing agony of the massacre. From Dong-ho's best friend who meets his own fateful end; to an editor struggling against censorship; to a prisoner and a factory worker, each suffering from traumatic memories; and to Dong-ho's own grief-stricken mother; and through their collective heartbreak and acts of hope is the tale of a brutalized people in search of a voice. An award-winning, controversial bestseller, HUMAN ACTS is a timeless, pointillist portrait of an historic event with reverberations still being felt today, by turns tracing the harsh reality of oppression and the resounding, extraordinary poetry of humanity. Read by Sandra Oh, Greta Jung, Jae Jung, Jennifer Kim, Raymond J. Lee, and Keong Smith, with an introduction read by Deborah Smith

From the internationally bestselling author of THE VEGETARIAN, a "rare and astonishing" (The Observer) portrait of political unrest and the universal struggle for justice In the midst of a violent student uprising in South Korea, a young boy named Dong-ho is shockingly killed. The story of this tragic episode unfolds in a sequence of interconnected chapters as the victims and the bereaved encounter suppression, denial, and the echoing agony of the massacre. From Dong-ho's best friend who meets his own fateful end; to an editor struggling against censorship; to a prisoner and a factory worker, each suffering from traumatic memories; and to Dong-ho's own grief-stricken mother; and through their collective heartbreak and acts of hope is the tale of a brutalized people in search of a voice. An award-winning, controversial bestseller, HUMAN ACTS is a timeless, pointillist portrait of an historic event with reverberations still being felt today, by turns tracing the harsh reality of oppression and the resounding, extraordinary poetry of humanity. Read by Sandra Oh, Greta Jung, Jae Jung, Jennifer Kim, Raymond J. Lee, and Keong Smith, with an introduction read by Deborah Smith
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From the internationally bestselling author of THE VEGETARIAN, a "rare and astonishing" (The Observer) portrait of political unrest and the universal struggle for justice In the midst of a violent student uprising in South Korea, a young boy named Dong-ho is shockingly killed. The story of this tragic episode unfolds in a sequence of interconnected chapters as the victims and the bereaved encounter suppression, denial, and the echoing agony of the massacre. From Dong-ho's best friend who meets his own fateful end; to an editor struggling against censorship; to a prisoner and a factory worker, each suffering from traumatic memories; and to Dong-ho's own grief-stricken mother; and through their collective heartbreak and acts of hope is the tale of a brutalized people in search of a voice. An award-winning, controversial bestseller, HUMAN ACTS is a timeless, pointillist portrait of an historic event with reverberations still being felt today, by turns tracing the harsh reality of oppression and the resounding, extraordinary poetry of humanity. Read by Sandra Oh, Greta Jung, Jae Jung, Jennifer Kim, Raymond J. Lee, and Keong Smith, with an introduction read by Deborah Smith

Language:

English

Narrators:

Sandra Oh, Deborah Smith, Various

Length:

6h 44m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:25


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:57


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:08


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:28


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:13


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:24


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:42


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:56


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:39


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:48


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:23


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:26


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:27


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:53


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:06


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:48


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:07


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:20


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:38


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:39


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:03


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:34


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:15


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:18


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:47


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:14


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:35


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:27


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

08:53


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:19


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:36


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:56


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:41


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:47


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:46


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:48


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:00


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:24


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:58


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:43


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:03


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:06


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:55


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:39


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

08:15


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

08:59


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:20


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:11


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

08:17


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:43


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:04


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:50


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

08:07


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

08:50


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

08:07


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

08:45


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

08:32


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

00:31