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    DescriptionIn the fast-paced, high-urban landscape of Seoul, C and K are brothers who have fallen in love with the same woman - Se-yeon - who tears at both of them as they all try desperately to find real connection in an atomized world. A spectral, nameless narrator haunts the edges of their lives as he tells of his work helping the lost and hurting find escape through suicide. Dreamlike and beautiful, the South Korea brought forth in this novel is cinematic in its urgency and its reflection of contemporary life everywhere - far beyond the boundaries of the Korean peninsula. Recalling the emotional tension of Milan Kundera and the existential anguish of Bret Easton Ellis, "I Have The Right To Destroy Myself" achieves its author's greatest wish - to show Korean literature as part of an international tradition. Young-ha Kim is a young master, the leading literary voice of his generation.


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    Title
    I Have the Right to Destroy Myself
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Young-Ha Kim
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 124
    Width: 134 mm
    Height: 203 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 150 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780156030809
    ISBN 10: 0156030802
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 78
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    BISAC V2.8: FIC025000
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 71
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 34
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000
    DC22: 895.7/34
    B&T Approval Code: A24525650
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 895.734
    LC classification: PL992.415.Y5863 N313 2007
    Thema V1.0: FBA
    Edition statement
    Translation
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    HARVEST BOOKS
    Imprint name
    HARVEST BOOKS
    Publication date
    13 July 2007
    Review quote
    "Mr. Kim's writing is tense, elemental, tangy. Like Georges Simenon, his keen engagement with human perversity yields an abundance of thrills as well as chills (and for good measure, a couple of memorable laughs). This is a real find."--author of Fixer Chao "Han Ong "