Han Kang’s Human Acts

Recommending another book! Han Kang’s Human Acts uncovers the aftermath of a massacre during a student uprising in South Korea in the 1980s. The story unfolds over the course of several decades. Trauma, like a virus, infects all aspects of life. I won’t lie. It’s a little bit bleak. State-sanctioned violence destroys bodies as well as souls. That said, the victims trudge on despite their wounds. What keeps them pushing forward are the stories they share with their fellow survivors.


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