I Have the Right to Destroy Myself

I Have the Right to Destroy Myself

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I Have the Right to Destroy Myself by Young-ha Kim

In 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780156030809
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 07/02/2007
Series: Harvest Original Series
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 392,555
Product dimensions: 5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

YOUNG-HA KIM is the author of the acclaimed I Have the Right to Destroy Myself and the award-winning Black Flower. He has earned a reputation as the most talented and prolific Korean writer of his generation, publishing seven novels and five collections of stories. He lives in Busan, South Korea.

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I Have the Right to Destroy Myself 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book makes the subtitles of horrible thoughts and actions plausible.