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Like A Barbie

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Publisher: , 2023
Original title: 바비의 분위기, 2020
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“Met her again today. I finally got my hands on her, but still can’t believe what she put me through all that time. Attaching her face here. K-Bot.jpg

A story of a young student’s tribulations and those of the people around her which says a lot about the process of coming of age in contemporary Korean society more broadly.

About the Author

Park Min-jung is an acclaimed South Korean novelist best known for her powerful feminist narratives that confront all shades of violence against women. She has received the Munhakdongne Young Writers Award, the Moonji Literary Award and the Hyundae Munhak Award, to name a few. Her numerous publications include short story collections The School for Wives (2017) and Like a Barbie (2020) as well as the novel Miss Flight (2018).

About the Translator

Clare Richards is an editor and translator from Korean. Her main interest is in feminist literary fiction and her debut full-length translation, Kang Hwagil’s gothic thriller Another Person, was published by Pushkin Press in 2023. Clare is a member of the Society of Authors Translators Association Committee, and is passionate about making literary translation accessible, particularly for disabled and neurodivergent people.

Source: publisher’s website

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