Unknown Night and Day: A Novel (Hardcover)

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About the Author

Bae Suah is one of the most highly acclaimed contemporary Korean authors; both an award-winning writer and translator. Her translations from the German include works by W. G. Sebald, Franz Kafka, and Jenny Erpenbeck. The author of more than a dozen novels and collections of short stories, Bae Suah was longlisted for the PEN Translation Prize and the Best Translated Book Award for her first book in English, Nowhere to be Found. Deborah Smith is a translator of Korean literature whose translation of Han Kang’s The Vegetarian became the first Korean-language novel to win the Man Booker International Prize. She has translated two other books by Bae Suah, Recitation and A Greater Music.

Praise For…

“a haunting and dreamlike wander through the intricacies of Korean society”

— The Guardian

“surreal, disorientating and highly original novel, full of unsolved mysteries…and startling prose”

— The Telegraph

Untold Night and Day conjures a cityscape – and a state of mind – both viscerally immediate and utterly otherworldly”

— Korean Literature Now

“a fever dream of a novel; a book that is unknowably yet aggressively familiar to all of us”

— Books & Bao

“intriguing…provocatively demanding… a scathing, labyrinthine examination of the disconnects of contemporary society”

— Shelf Awareness

Product Details
ISBN: 9781419744389
ISBN-10: 1419744380
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Publication Date: May 5th, 2020
Pages: 160