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The Book of Masks

Translated by:
Publisher: , 1989
Original title: , 1976
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Hwang Sun-won has no peer among living Korean writers. The Book of Masks is widely regarded as the greatest work of his long and distinguished career. These are revealing, gripping and disturbing stories of South Korean life today.

Contains the following stories:

A Numerical Enigma
Folding the Umbrella
For Dear Life
In a Small Island Village
Shadows of a Sound
The Curtain Fell, but Then . . .
The Night He Came Late
The Weighted Tumbler

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