Please Look After Mother

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0120110602

Kyung-Sook Shin is arguably Korea's most popular and acclaimed novelist. Please Look After Mother has already sold over 1.5 million copies in Korea and has been reprinted over 100 times, turned into plays and a film. It is now published in 19 countries.

'It's been one week since Mother went missing.

The family is gathered at your eldest brother Hyong-chol's house. You decide to make flyers and hand them out where Mother was last seen. Hyong-chol designates you to write up the flyer, since you write for a living. You blush, as if you were caught doing something you shouldn't.

Name: Park So-nyo

Date of birth: 24 July 1938 (69 years old)

Appearance: Short, salt-and-pepper permed hair, prominent cheekbones, last seen wearing a sky-blue shirt, a white jacket and a beige pleated skirt.

Last seen: Seoul Station subway.'

Please Look After Mother tells the story of So-nyo, an elderly wife and mother, who goes missing on Seoul station. Only with her gone, do her children and her husband begin to appreciate not only all she has done for them, but who she really was. As first her daughter, then her son and then her husband search the streets for her, we learn, too, how much they have left unsaid.

A story in part about the cultural clash between the generation who inhabit modern, urban Seoul and their parents steeped in the rural traditions of Korea, Please Look After Mother is also a universal and humbling reminder of how easy it is to take the people we love for granted.

In today's episode, So-nyo's successful grown-up children begin to search for their mother, lost when the train doors closed before her on a packed Seoul station.

The reader is Sian Thomas

The abridger is Sally Marmion

The translator is Chi-Young Kim

The producer is Di Speirs.

A haunting and heartbreaking novel from Korea's best selling novelist, Kyung-Sook Shin.

0120110602

Kyung-Sook Shin is arguably Korea's most popular and acclaimed novelist.

Please Look After Mother has already sold over 1.5 million copies in Korea and has been reprinted over 100 times, turned into plays and a film.

It is now published in 19 countries.

'It's been one week since Mother went missing.

The family is gathered at your eldest brother Hyong-chol's house.

You decide to make flyers and hand them out where Mother was last seen.

Hyong-chol designates you to write up the flyer, since you write for a living.

You blush, as if you were caught doing something you shouldn't.

Name: Park So-nyo

Date of birth: 24 July 1938 (69 years old)

Appearance: Short, salt-and-pepper permed hair, prominent cheekbones, last seen wearing a sky-blue shirt, a white jacket and a beige pleated skirt.

Last seen: Seoul Station subway.'

Please Look After Mother tells the story of So-nyo, an elderly wife and mother, who goes missing on Seoul station.

Only with her gone, do her children and her husband begin to appreciate not only all she has done for them, but who she really was.

As first her daughter, then her son and then her husband search the streets for her, we learn, too, how much they have left unsaid.

A story in part about the cultural clash between the generation who inhabit modern, urban Seoul and their parents steeped in the rural traditions of Korea, Please Look After Mother is also a universal and humbling reminder of how easy it is to take the people we love for granted.

In today's episode, So-nyo's successful grown-up children begin to search for their mother, lost when the train doors closed before her on a packed Seoul station.

The reader is Sian Thomas

The abridger is Sally Marmion

The translator is Chi-Young Kim

The producer is Di Speirs.

A haunting and heartbreaking novel from Korea's best selling novelist, Kyung-Sook Shin.

0120110602

Kyung-Sook Shin is arguably Korea's most popular and acclaimed novelist.

Please Look After Mother has already sold over 1.5 million copies in Korea and has been reprinted over 100 times, turned into plays and a film.

It is now published in 19 countries.

'It's been one week since Mother went missing.

The family is gathered at your eldest brother Hyong-chol's house.

You decide to make flyers and hand them out where Mother was last seen.

Hyong-chol designates you to write up the flyer, since you write for a living.

You blush, as if you were caught doing something you shouldn't.

Name: Park So-nyo

Date of birth: 24 July 1938 (69 years old)

Appearance: Short, salt-and-pepper permed hair, prominent cheekbones, last seen wearing a sky-blue shirt, a white jacket and a beige pleated skirt.

Last seen: Seoul Station subway.'

Please Look After Mother tells the story of So-nyo, an elderly wife and mother, who goes missing on Seoul station.

Only with her gone, do her children and her husband begin to appreciate not only all she has done for them, but who she really was.

As first her daughter, then her son and then her husband search the streets for her, we learn, too, how much they have left unsaid.

A story in part about the cultural clash between the generation who inhabit modern, urban Seoul and their parents steeped in the rural traditions of Korea, Please Look After Mother is also a universal and humbling reminder of how easy it is to take the people we love for granted.

In today's episode, So-nyo's successful grown-up children begin to search for their mother, lost when the train doors closed before her on a packed Seoul station.

The reader is Sian Thomas

The abridger is Sally Marmion

The translator is Chi-Young Kim

The producer is Di Speirs.

A haunting and heartbreaking novel from Korea's best selling novelist, Kyung-Sook Shin.

0220110603

Kyung-Sook Shin is arguably Korea's most popular and acclaimed novelist. Please Look After Mother has already sold over 1.5 million copies in Korea and has been reprinted over 100 times, turned into plays and a film. It is now published in 19 countries.

Please Look After Mother tells the story of So-nyo, an elderly wife and mother, who goes missing on Seoul station. Only with her gone, do her children and her husband begin to appreciate not only all she has done for them, but who she really was. As first her daughter, then her husband and then her son search the streets for her, we learn too how much they have left unsaid.

A story in part about the cultural clash between the generation who inhabit modern, urban Seoul and their parents steeped in the rural traditions of Korea, Please Look After Mother is also a universal and humbling reminder of how easy it is to take the people we love for granted.

In today's episode, as Chi-hon continues the fruitless search for her mother, memories of their rare moments of closeness surface. Mulling over them, Chi-hon begins to see her mother for who she really was, and what she did for her daughter.

The reader is Sian Thomas

The abridger is Sally Marmion.

Recalling past intimacies, Chi-hon begins to understand at last.

0220110603

Kyung-Sook Shin is arguably Korea's most popular and acclaimed novelist.

Please Look After Mother has already sold over 1.5 million copies in Korea and has been reprinted over 100 times, turned into plays and a film.

It is now published in 19 countries.

Please Look After Mother tells the story of So-nyo, an elderly wife and mother, who goes missing on Seoul station.

Only with her gone, do her children and her husband begin to appreciate not only all she has done for them, but who she really was.

As first her daughter, then her husband and then her son search the streets for her, we learn too how much they have left unsaid.

A story in part about the cultural clash between the generation who inhabit modern, urban Seoul and their parents steeped in the rural traditions of Korea, Please Look After Mother is also a universal and humbling reminder of how easy it is to take the people we love for granted.

In today's episode, as Chi-hon continues the fruitless search for her mother, memories of their rare moments of closeness surface.

Mulling over them, Chi-hon begins to see her mother for who she really was, and what she did for her daughter.

The reader is Sian Thomas

The abridger is Sally Marmion.

Recalling past intimacies, Chi-hon begins to understand at last.

0220110603

Kyung-Sook Shin is arguably Korea's most popular and acclaimed novelist.

Please Look After Mother has already sold over 1.5 million copies in Korea and has been reprinted over 100 times, turned into plays and a film.

It is now published in 19 countries.

Please Look After Mother tells the story of So-nyo, an elderly wife and mother, who goes missing on Seoul station.

Only with her gone, do her children and her husband begin to appreciate not only all she has done for them, but who she really was.

As first her daughter, then her husband and then her son search the streets for her, we learn too how much they have left unsaid.

A story in part about the cultural clash between the generation who inhabit modern, urban Seoul and their parents steeped in the rural traditions of Korea, Please Look After Mother is also a universal and humbling reminder of how easy it is to take the people we love for granted.

In today's episode, as Chi-hon continues the fruitless search for her mother, memories of their rare moments of closeness surface.

Mulling over them, Chi-hon begins to see her mother for who she really was, and what she did for her daughter.

The reader is Sian Thomas

The abridger is Sally Marmion.

Recalling past intimacies, Chi-hon begins to understand at last.

0320110606

Kyung-Sook Shin is arguably Korea's most popular and acclaimed novelist. Please Look After Mother has already sold over 1.5 million copies in Korea and has been reprinted over 100 times, turned into plays and a film. It is now published in 19 countries.

Please Look After Mother tells the story of So-nyo, an elderly wife and mother, who goes missing on Seoul station. Only with her gone, do her children and her husband begin to appreciate not only all she has done for them, but who she really was and how much they have left unsaid.

A story in part about the cultural clash between the generation who inhabit modern, urban Seoul and their parents steeped in the rural traditions of Korea, Please Look After Mother is also a universal reminder of how easy it is to take the people we love for granted.

In today's episode, Hyong-Chol, the first born and favourite son, continues to search fruitlessly for his mother. As he does so, memories of his youth surface and he begins to realise all that he owes to her.

The reader is Sian Thomas

The abridger is Sally Marmion

The translator is Chi-Young Kim

The producer is Di Speirs.

Hyong-Chol, first born and favourite son, continues to search fruitlessly for his mother.

0320110606

Kyung-Sook Shin is arguably Korea's most popular and acclaimed novelist.

Please Look After Mother has already sold over 1.5 million copies in Korea and has been reprinted over 100 times, turned into plays and a film.

It is now published in 19 countries.

Please Look After Mother tells the story of So-nyo, an elderly wife and mother, who goes missing on Seoul station.

Only with her gone, do her children and her husband begin to appreciate not only all she has done for them, but who she really was and how much they have left unsaid.

A story in part about the cultural clash between the generation who inhabit modern, urban Seoul and their parents steeped in the rural traditions of Korea, Please Look After Mother is also a universal reminder of how easy it is to take the people we love for granted.

In today's episode, Hyong-Chol, the first born and favourite son, continues to search fruitlessly for his mother.

As he does so, memories of his youth surface and he begins to realise all that he owes to her.

The reader is Sian Thomas

The abridger is Sally Marmion

The translator is Chi-Young Kim

The producer is Di Speirs.

Hyong-Chol, first born and favourite son, continues to search fruitlessly for his mother.

0320110606

Kyung-Sook Shin is arguably Korea's most popular and acclaimed novelist.

Please Look After Mother has already sold over 1.5 million copies in Korea and has been reprinted over 100 times, turned into plays and a film.

It is now published in 19 countries.

Please Look After Mother tells the story of So-nyo, an elderly wife and mother, who goes missing on Seoul station.

Only with her gone, do her children and her husband begin to appreciate not only all she has done for them, but who she really was and how much they have left unsaid.

A story in part about the cultural clash between the generation who inhabit modern, urban Seoul and their parents steeped in the rural traditions of Korea, Please Look After Mother is also a universal reminder of how easy it is to take the people we love for granted.

In today's episode, Hyong-Chol, the first born and favourite son, continues to search fruitlessly for his mother.

As he does so, memories of his youth surface and he begins to realise all that he owes to her.

The reader is Sian Thomas

The abridger is Sally Marmion

The translator is Chi-Young Kim

The producer is Di Speirs.

Hyong-Chol, first born and favourite son, continues to search fruitlessly for his mother.

0420110607

Kyung-Sook Shin is arguably Korea's most popular and acclaimed novelist. Please Look After Mother has already sold over 1.5 million copies in Korea and has been reprinted over 100 times. It is now published in 19 countries.

Please Look After Mother tells the story of So-nyo, an elderly wife and mother, who goes missing on Seoul station. Only with her gone, do her children and her husband begin to appreciate not only all she has done for them, but who she really was and how much they have left unsaid.

A story in part about the cultural clash between the generation who inhabit modern, urban Seoul and their parents steeped in the rural traditions of Korea, Please Look After Mother is also a universal and humbling reminder of how easy it is to take the people we love for granted.

In today's episode, Hyong-chol recognises his mother's hopes for him, and his father returns their rural home, to an extraordinary revelation about his missing wife.

The reader is Sian Thomas

The abridger is Sally Marmion

The translator is Chi-Young Kim

The producer is Di Speirs.

Hyong-chol recognises his mother's hopes for him, and his father returns home.

0420110607

Kyung-Sook Shin is arguably Korea's most popular and acclaimed novelist.

Please Look After Mother has already sold over 1.5 million copies in Korea and has been reprinted over 100 times.

It is now published in 19 countries.

Please Look After Mother tells the story of So-nyo, an elderly wife and mother, who goes missing on Seoul station.

Only with her gone, do her children and her husband begin to appreciate not only all she has done for them, but who she really was and how much they have left unsaid.

A story in part about the cultural clash between the generation who inhabit modern, urban Seoul and their parents steeped in the rural traditions of Korea, Please Look After Mother is also a universal and humbling reminder of how easy it is to take the people we love for granted.

In today's episode, Hyong-chol recognises his mother's hopes for him, and his father returns their rural home, to an extraordinary revelation about his missing wife.

The reader is Sian Thomas

The abridger is Sally Marmion

The translator is Chi-Young Kim

The producer is Di Speirs.

Hyong-chol recognises his mother's hopes for him, and his father returns home.

0420110607

Kyung-Sook Shin is arguably Korea's most popular and acclaimed novelist.

Please Look After Mother has already sold over 1.5 million copies in Korea and has been reprinted over 100 times.

It is now published in 19 countries.

Please Look After Mother tells the story of So-nyo, an elderly wife and mother, who goes missing on Seoul station.

Only with her gone, do her children and her husband begin to appreciate not only all she has done for them, but who she really was and how much they have left unsaid.

A story in part about the cultural clash between the generation who inhabit modern, urban Seoul and their parents steeped in the rural traditions of Korea, Please Look After Mother is also a universal and humbling reminder of how easy it is to take the people we love for granted.

In today's episode, Hyong-chol recognises his mother's hopes for him, and his father returns their rural home, to an extraordinary revelation about his missing wife.

The reader is Sian Thomas

The abridger is Sally Marmion

The translator is Chi-Young Kim

The producer is Di Speirs.

Hyong-chol recognises his mother's hopes for him, and his father returns home.

0520110608

Kyung-Sook Shin is arguably Korea's most popular and acclaimed novelist. Please Look After Mother has already sold over 1.5 million copies in Korea and has been reprinted over 100 times, turned into plays and a film. It is now published in 19 countries.

Please Look After Mother tells the story of So-nyo, an elderly wife and mother, who goes missing on Seoul station. Only with her gone, do her children and her husband begin to appreciate not only all she has done for them, but who she really was and how much they have left unsaid.

A story in part about the cultural clash between the generation who inhabit modern, urban Seoul and their parents steeped in the rural traditions of Korea, Please Look After Mother is also a universal reminder of how easy it is to take the people we love for granted.

In today's episode, back in their rural home, Father remembers the early years of love and marriage, and realises just how often he failed to understand his wife.

The reader is Sian Thomas

The abridger is Sally Marmion

The translator is Chi-Young Kim

The producer is Di Speirs.

Back in their rural home, Father remembers the early years of love and marriage.

0520110608

Kyung-Sook Shin is arguably Korea's most popular and acclaimed novelist.

Please Look After Mother has already sold over 1.5 million copies in Korea and has been reprinted over 100 times, turned into plays and a film.

It is now published in 19 countries.

Please Look After Mother tells the story of So-nyo, an elderly wife and mother, who goes missing on Seoul station.

Only with her gone, do her children and her husband begin to appreciate not only all she has done for them, but who she really was and how much they have left unsaid.

A story in part about the cultural clash between the generation who inhabit modern, urban Seoul and their parents steeped in the rural traditions of Korea, Please Look After Mother is also a universal reminder of how easy it is to take the people we love for granted.

In today's episode, back in their rural home, Father remembers the early years of love and marriage, and realises just how often he failed to understand his wife.

The reader is Sian Thomas

The abridger is Sally Marmion

The translator is Chi-Young Kim

The producer is Di Speirs.

Back in their rural home, Father remembers the early years of love and marriage.

0520110608

Kyung-Sook Shin is arguably Korea's most popular and acclaimed novelist.

Please Look After Mother has already sold over 1.5 million copies in Korea and has been reprinted over 100 times, turned into plays and a film.

It is now published in 19 countries.

Please Look After Mother tells the story of So-nyo, an elderly wife and mother, who goes missing on Seoul station.

Only with her gone, do her children and her husband begin to appreciate not only all she has done for them, but who she really was and how much they have left unsaid.

A story in part about the cultural clash between the generation who inhabit modern, urban Seoul and their parents steeped in the rural traditions of Korea, Please Look After Mother is also a universal reminder of how easy it is to take the people we love for granted.

In today's episode, back in their rural home, Father remembers the early years of love and marriage, and realises just how often he failed to understand his wife.

The reader is Sian Thomas

The abridger is Sally Marmion

The translator is Chi-Young Kim

The producer is Di Speirs.

Back in their rural home, Father remembers the early years of love and marriage.

0620110609

Kyung-Sook Shin is arguably Korea's most popular and acclaimed novelist. Please Look After Mother has already sold over 1.5 million copies in Korea and has been reprinted over 100 times. It is now published in 19 countries.

Please Look After Mother tells the story of So-nyo, an elderly wife and mother, who goes missing on Seoul station. Only with her gone, do her children and her husband begin to appreciate not only all she has done for them, but who she really was and how much they have left unsaid.

A story in part about the cultural clash between the generation who inhabit modern, urban Seoul and their parents steeped in the rural traditions of Korea, Please Look After Mother is also a universal reminder of how easy it is to take the people we love for granted.

In today's episode, Park So-nyo tells her own story at last.

The reader is Sian Thomas

The abridger is Sally Marmion

The translator is Chi-Young Kim

The producer is Di Speirs.

Park So-nyo tells her own story at last.

0620110609

Kyung-Sook Shin is arguably Korea's most popular and acclaimed novelist.

Please Look After Mother has already sold over 1.5 million copies in Korea and has been reprinted over 100 times.

It is now published in 19 countries.

Please Look After Mother tells the story of So-nyo, an elderly wife and mother, who goes missing on Seoul station.

Only with her gone, do her children and her husband begin to appreciate not only all she has done for them, but who she really was and how much they have left unsaid.

A story in part about the cultural clash between the generation who inhabit modern, urban Seoul and their parents steeped in the rural traditions of Korea, Please Look After Mother is also a universal reminder of how easy it is to take the people we love for granted.

In today's episode, Park So-nyo tells her own story at last.

The reader is Sian Thomas

The abridger is Sally Marmion

The translator is Chi-Young Kim

The producer is Di Speirs.

Park So-nyo tells her own story at last.

0620110609

Kyung-Sook Shin is arguably Korea's most popular and acclaimed novelist.

Please Look After Mother has already sold over 1.5 million copies in Korea and has been reprinted over 100 times.

It is now published in 19 countries.

Please Look After Mother tells the story of So-nyo, an elderly wife and mother, who goes missing on Seoul station.

Only with her gone, do her children and her husband begin to appreciate not only all she has done for them, but who she really was and how much they have left unsaid.

A story in part about the cultural clash between the generation who inhabit modern, urban Seoul and their parents steeped in the rural traditions of Korea, Please Look After Mother is also a universal reminder of how easy it is to take the people we love for granted.

In today's episode, Park So-nyo tells her own story at last.

The reader is Sian Thomas

The abridger is Sally Marmion

The translator is Chi-Young Kim

The producer is Di Speirs.

Park So-nyo tells her own story at last.

07 LAST20110610

Kyung-Sook Shin is arguably Korea's most popular and acclaimed novelist. Please Look After Mother has already sold over 1.5 million copies in Korea and has been reprinted over 100 times, turned into plays and a film. It is now published in 19 countries.

Please Look After Mother tells the story of So-nyo, an elderly wife and mother, who goes missing on Seoul station. Only with her gone, do her children and her husband begin to appreciate not only all she has done for them, but who she really was.

A story in part about the cultural clash between the generation who inhabit modern, urban Seoul and their parents steeped in the rural traditions of Korea, Please Look After Mother is also a universal reminder of how easy it is to take the people we love for granted.

In today's episode, Park So-nyo finishes her own story and her daughter Chi-hon makes a pilgrimage to Rome.

The reader is Sian Thomas

The abridger is Sally Marmion

The translator is Chi-Young Kim

The producer is Di Speirs.

Park So-nyo finishes her own story and her daughter Chi-hon makes a pilgrimage to Rome.

07 LAST20110610

Kyung-Sook Shin is arguably Korea's most popular and acclaimed novelist.

Please Look After Mother has already sold over 1.5 million copies in Korea and has been reprinted over 100 times, turned into plays and a film.

It is now published in 19 countries.

Please Look After Mother tells the story of So-nyo, an elderly wife and mother, who goes missing on Seoul station.

Only with her gone, do her children and her husband begin to appreciate not only all she has done for them, but who she really was.

A story in part about the cultural clash between the generation who inhabit modern, urban Seoul and their parents steeped in the rural traditions of Korea, Please Look After Mother is also a universal reminder of how easy it is to take the people we love for granted.

In today's episode, Park So-nyo finishes her own story and her daughter Chi-hon makes a pilgrimage to Rome.

The reader is Sian Thomas

The abridger is Sally Marmion

The translator is Chi-Young Kim

The producer is Di Speirs.

Park So-nyo finishes her own story and her daughter Chi-hon makes a pilgrimage to Rome.

07 LAST20110610

Kyung-Sook Shin is arguably Korea's most popular and acclaimed novelist.

Please Look After Mother has already sold over 1.5 million copies in Korea and has been reprinted over 100 times, turned into plays and a film.

It is now published in 19 countries.

Please Look After Mother tells the story of So-nyo, an elderly wife and mother, who goes missing on Seoul station.

Only with her gone, do her children and her husband begin to appreciate not only all she has done for them, but who she really was.

A story in part about the cultural clash between the generation who inhabit modern, urban Seoul and their parents steeped in the rural traditions of Korea, Please Look After Mother is also a universal reminder of how easy it is to take the people we love for granted.

In today's episode, Park So-nyo finishes her own story and her daughter Chi-hon makes a pilgrimage to Rome.

The reader is Sian Thomas

The abridger is Sally Marmion

The translator is Chi-Young Kim

The producer is Di Speirs.

Park So-nyo finishes her own story and her daughter Chi-hon makes a pilgrimage to Rome.