At Dusk by Hwang Sok-yong

At Dusk by Hwang Sok-yong

A story told from multiple perspectives of people’s lives and how they were all caught up in the modernization building boom in the 1980s in Korea. The main character is a rich man, a verifiable rags-to-riches story, who has become very successful. As he’s at the end of his career, he wonders at what cost have all his riches come?

I lived in Seoul before so I really enjoy Korean Literature. I can smell, and see the places the author talks about. This is a nice and short book that gets to the point rather quickly. It starts with a very long chapter that is a bit overwhelming, but if you can get through that, the book gets better after.

Rating: ★★★★

Book #66 in my My 2019 Reading Challenge

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