WINNER OF THE MAN ASIAN LITERARY PRIZE
'An authentic, moving story that brings to vivid life the deep family connections that lie at the core of Korean culture'Gary Shteyngart
'Kyung-Sook Shin's tale... has hit a nerve' Guardian
'A raw tribute to the mysteries of motherhood' New York Times
'The most moving and accomplished, and often startling, novel' Wall Street Journal
When sixty-nine-year-old So-nyo is separated from her husband among the crowds of the Seoul subway station, her family begins a desperate search to find her. Yet as long-held secrets and private sorrows begin to reveal themselves, they are forced to wonder: how well did they actually know the woman they called Mother?
Told through the piercing voices and urgent perspectives of a daughter, son, husband, and mother, PLEASE LOOK AFTER MOTHER is at once an authentic picture of contemporary life in Korea and a universal story of family love.With an introduction by Banana YoshimotoA W&N Essential