Saha

A Novel

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Pub Date 01 Nov 2022 | Archive Date 31 Oct 2022

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From the international best-selling author of Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982 comes this chilling dystopian fable for fans of Netflix’s Squid Game.

A National Book Award Finalist hailed as “a social treatise as well as a work of art” (Alexandra Alter, New York Times), Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982 announced Cho Nam-Joo as a major literary talent. In her signature sharp prose, brilliantly translated by Jamie Chang, Nam-Joo returns with this haunting account of a neglected housing complex in the shadows of Town: a former fishing village bought out by a massive conglomerate. Town is prosperous and safe—but only if you’re a citizen with “valuable skills and assets,” which the residents of Saha Estates are not.

Disenfranchised and tightlipped, the Saha are forced into harsh labor, squatting in moldy units without electricity. Braiding the disparate experiences of the Saha residents—from the reluctant midwife to the unknowing test subject to the separated siblings—into a powerful Orwellian parable, Nam-Joo has crafted a heartbreaking tale of what happens when we finally unmask our oppressors.

About the Author: A former script writer, Cho Nam-Joo's novel Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982 was published in nineteen countries and sold more than two million copies.

Jamie Chang teaches at the Ewha Womans University in Seoul and was longlisted for a National Book Award for Translated Literature for Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982.

From the international best-selling author of Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982 comes this chilling dystopian fable for fans of Netflix’s Squid Game.

A National Book Award Finalist hailed as “a social treatise...


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