The White Book

By Han Kang trans. Deborah Smith

Living, Grief, Death


Published by Granta - Portobello Books

Longlist 2018

A stunning meditation on the colour white – about light, about death and about ritual.

From the author of ‘The Vegetarian’ and ‘Human Acts’ comes a book like no other. ‘The White Book’ is a meditation on colour, beginning with a list of white things. It is a book about mourning, rebirth and the tenacity of the human spirit. It is a stunning investigation of the fragility, beauty and strangeness of life.

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