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A modern-day quest novel from one of Korea's most renowned novelists.
A modern-day quest novel from one of Korea's most renowned novelists.Princess Bari tells the story of a young girl, frail and brave, who escapes from famine and death in North Korea in the 1990s. Seeking refuge in China before crossing oceans in the hold of a cargo ship, she disembarks in London, with its strange mix of different cultures, religions, and languages.In this foreign city, Bari becomes a masseuse, but she doesn't just heal the body, she also comforts souls, having learnt from her beloved grandmother to read the pain and nightmares of others. Alone and in a strange land, Bari will have to fight, through pain and deepening sadness, to find love and the will to stay alive.With Princess Bari, Hwang Sok-Yong entwines an old Korean myth - of an abandoned princess travelling to the ends of the earth to find the elixir of life, which will bring peace to the souls of the dead - with the ethereal and haunting backdrop of the modern world.
Book details and technical specifications
Format: Paperback / softback
Published: May 2015
Number of pages: 256
Width: 126 mm
Height: 210 mm
Depth: 18 mm
Publisher: Scribe Publications