The Resource City of ash and red : a novel, Hye-young Pyun ; translated from the Korean by Sora Kim-Russell

City of ash and red : a novel, Hye-young Pyun ; translated from the Korean by Sora Kim-Russell

Label
City of ash and red : a novel
Title
City of ash and red
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Hye-young Pyun ; translated from the Korean by Sora Kim-Russell
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • kor
  • eng
Summary
"For fans of J. G. Ballard and early Ian McEwan, a tense psychological thriller and Kafkaesque parable by the author of The Hole--called 'an airtight masterpiece' by the Korean Economic Daily. Distinguished for his talents as a rat killer, the nameless protagonist of Hye-young Pyun's City of Ash and Red is sent by the extermination company he works for on an extended assignment in C, a country descending into chaos and paranoia, swept by a contagious disease, and flooded with trash. No sooner does he disembark than he is whisked away by quarantine officials and detained overnight. Isolated and forgotten, he realizes that he is stranded with no means of contacting the outside world. Still worse, when he finally manages to reach an old friend, he is told that his ex-wife's body was found in his apartment and he is the prime suspect. Barely managing to escape arrest, he must struggle to survive in the streets of this foreign city gripped with fear of contamination and reestablish contact with his company and friends in order to clear his reputation. But as the man's former life slips further and further from his grasp, and he looks back on his time with his wife, it becomes clear that he may not quite be who he seems. From the bestselling author of The Hole, City of Ash and Red is an apocalyptic account of the destructive impact of fear and paranoia on people's lives as well as a haunting novel about a man's loss of himself and his humanity"--
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1972-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
P'yŏn, Hye-yŏng
Dewey number
895.73/5
Index
no index present
LC call number
PL994.67.H94
LC item number
C4313 2018
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Kim-Russell, Sora
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rats
  • Epidemics
Label
City of ash and red : a novel, Hye-young Pyun ; translated from the Korean by Sora Kim-Russell
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First English-language edition.
Extent
245 pages
Isbn
9781628727814
Lccn
2018025792
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 1758540
  • (OCoLC)1055571419
  • 1744021
  • (OCoLC)on1055571419
  • 1744021
  • 1758540
  • 1758540
Label
City of ash and red : a novel, Hye-young Pyun ; translated from the Korean by Sora Kim-Russell
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First English-language edition.
Extent
245 pages
Isbn
9781628727814
Lccn
2018025792
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 1758540
  • (OCoLC)1055571419
  • 1744021
  • (OCoLC)on1055571419
  • 1744021
  • 1758540
  • 1758540

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