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Fa­mil­iar Things is the latest novel to be trans­lated into English from the Korean nov­el­ist Hwang Sok-Yong and con­tin­ues his com­men­tary on those liv­ing on the pe­riph­ery. A 14 year-old boy, Bug­eye, and his mother are forced to move to a rub­bish dump called Flower Is­land.

Fa­mil­iar Things Hwang Sok-Yong Scribe, June 8

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