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City of ash and red : a novel / Hye-young Pyun ; translated from the Korean by Sora Kim-Russell.

P'yn, Hye-yng, 1972- (author.). Kim-Russell, Sora, (translator.).
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  • 2 of 3 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Benton Co PL - Fowler F PYU (Text) 34044000963965 Adult Fiction Available -
Mooresville PL - Mooresville FIC PYN (Text) 37323005363257 NEW-BKS Available -
New Castle-Henry County PL - New Castle ON-ORDER 1/FIC (Text) NCSTL9781628727814 On Order On order -

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  • ISBN: 9781628727814 : HRD
  • ISBN: 1628727810 : HRD
  • Physical Description: 245 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First English-language edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Arcade Publishing, [2018]

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"For fans of J. G. Ballard and early Ian McEwan, a tense psychological thriller and Kafkaesque parable by the author of The Hole--called 'an airtight masterpiece' by the Korean Economic Daily. Distinguished for his talents as a rat killer, the nameless protagonist of Hye-young Pyun's City of Ash and Red is sent by the extermination company he works for on an extended assignment in C, a country descending into chaos and paranoia, swept by a contagious disease, and flooded with trash. No sooner does he disembark than he is whisked away by quarantine officials and detained overnight. Isolated and forgotten, he realizes that he is stranded with no means of contacting the outside world. Still worse, when he finally manages to reach an old friend, he is told that his ex-wife's body was found in his apartment and he is the prime suspect. Barely managing to escape arrest, he must struggle to survive in the streets of this foreign city gripped with fear of contamination and reestablish contact with his company andfriends in order to clear his reputation. But as the man's former life slips further and further from his grasp, and he looks back on his time with his wife, it becomes clear that he may not quite be who he seems. From the bestselling author of The Hole,City of Ash and Red is an apocalyptic account of the destructive impact of fear and paranoia on people's lives as well as a haunting novel about a man's loss of himself and his humanity"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Rats > Control > Fiction.
Epidemics > Fiction.

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