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Your Republic Is Calling You - Young-Ha Kim, Kim Chi-Young
Your Republic Is Calling You
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A foreign film importer, Gi-yeong is a family man with a wife and daughter. An aficionado of Heineken, soccer, and sushi, he is also a North Korean spy who has been living among his enemies for twenty-one years. Suddenly he receives a mysterious email, a directive seemingly from the home office.... show more
A foreign film importer, Gi-yeong is a family man with a wife and daughter. An aficionado of Heineken, soccer, and sushi, he is also a North Korean spy who has been living among his enemies for twenty-one years. Suddenly he receives a mysterious email, a directive seemingly from the home office. He has one day to return to headquarters. He hasn’t heard from anyone in over ten years. Why is he being called back now? Is this message really from Pyongyang? Is he returning to receive new orders or to be executed for a lack of diligence? Has someone in the South discovered his secret identity? Is this a trap? Spanning the course of one day, Your Republic Is Calling You is an emotionally taut, psychologically astute, haunting novel that reveals the depth of one particularly gripping family secret and the way in which we sometimes never really know the people we love. Confronting moral questions on small and large scales, it mines the political and cultural transformations that have transformed South Korea since the 1980s. A lament for the fate of a certain kind of man and a certain kind of manhood, it is ultimately a searing study of the long and insidious effects of dividing a nation in two.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780151015450 (0151015457)
Publisher: Mariner Books
Pages no: 326
Edition language: English
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katiewilkins186
katiewilkins186 rated it
3.0 Your Republic Is Calling You
Gi-yeong is a typical South Korean family man or so even his wife believes. He’s almost come to believe it himself until one day he gets a mysterious e-mail, recalling him to the home office and his duties as a North Korean spy. The book covers the 24 hours Gi-yeong has been given to report in. As h...
The Moth Eaten Shelf
The Moth Eaten Shelf rated it
3.0 Your Republic Is Calling You
I found myself getting a bit lost with keeping track of the minor characters but this seems to be happening with all fiction what ever the time or place of origin. I am hoping that Kim's other work, I Have the Right to Destroy Myself, is better.
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