Young-ha Kim Your Republic Is Calling You

ISBN 13: 9780151015450

Your Republic Is Calling You

3.57 avg rating
( 1,093 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780151015450: Your Republic Is Calling You
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

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.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Back Cover:

"What a ride! Kim leads us into the heart and soul of modern Korea and tells us what it means to be human in a world bristling with borders. I cannot praise it enough." — Vikas Swarup, author of Slumdog Millionaire

A foreign film importer, Ki-Yong is a family man with a wife and daughter. He is also a North Korean spy who has been living among his enemies for twenty-one years.

Suddenly he receives a mysterious e-mail, a directive seemingly from the home office. He has one day to return to headquarters. He hasn’t heard from Pyongyang in over ten years. Why is he being called back now? Has someone in the South discovered his secret identity?

Spanning the course of one day, Your Republic Is Calling You is an emotionally taut, psychologically haunting novel that reveals the depth of one particularly gripping family secret. Confronting moral questions on small and large scales, it is a searing study of the long and insidious effects of dividing a nation.

"Kim, very much like his protagonist, is a spy. He is spying on humanity; the secret information he provides is invaluable." — Etgar Keret, author of The Nimrod Flipout

"Simultaneously suspenseful and meditative, this highly-charged novel about freedom, duty, and inevitability kept me up half the night, turning pages; I spent the other half wide awake, staring at the ceiling, thinking and thinking about it." — Dean Bakopoulos, author of Please Don’t Come Back from th e Moon

Young-HA KIM is the award-winning author of I Have the Right to Destroy Myself which was highly acclaimed upon publication in the United States. He has earned a reputation as one of the most talented Korean writers of his generation.

About the Author:

YOUNG-HA KIM is the author of seven novels—four published in the United States, including the acclaimed I Have the Right to Destroy Myself and the award-winning Black Flower—and five short-story collections. He has won every major Korean literature award, and his works have been translated into more than a dozen languages. He lives in Seoul, South Korea. 

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9788954610155: Your Republic Is Calling You (Korean Edition)

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  8954610153 ISBN 13:  9788954610155
Publisher: Munhakdongne, 2006
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Kim, Young-ha
Published by Mariner Books
ISBN 10: 0151015457 ISBN 13: 9780151015450
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
Qwestbooks COM LLC
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Mariner Books. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0151015457. Seller Inventory # Z0151015457ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 7.58
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Kim, Young-ha
Published by Mariner Books
ISBN 10: 0151015457 ISBN 13: 9780151015450
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Booklot COM LLC
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Mariner Books. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0151015457. Seller Inventory # Z0151015457ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 7.58
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Kim, Young-ha
Published by Mariner Books 2010-09-28 (2010)
ISBN 10: 0151015457 ISBN 13: 9780151015450
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Ebooksweb COM LLC
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Mariner Books 2010-09-28, 2010. Paperback. Condition: New. 1. 0151015457. Seller Inventory # Z0151015457ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 10.05
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Kim, Young-ha
Published by Mariner Books
ISBN 10: 0151015457 ISBN 13: 9780151015450
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Vital Products COM LLC
(Southampton, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Mariner Books. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0151015457. Seller Inventory # Z0151015457ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 10.27
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Kim, Young-ha
Published by Mariner Books
ISBN 10: 0151015457 ISBN 13: 9780151015450
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Bookhouse COM LLC
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Mariner Books. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0151015457. Seller Inventory # Z0151015457ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 10.29
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Kim, Young-ha
Published by Mariner Books
ISBN 10: 0151015457 ISBN 13: 9780151015450
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Best Bates
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Mariner Books. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0151015457. Seller Inventory # Z0151015457ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 10.29
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Kim, Young-ha
Published by Mariner Books
ISBN 10: 0151015457 ISBN 13: 9780151015450
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
BookShop4U
(PHILADELPHIA, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Mariner Books. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0151015457. Seller Inventory # Z0151015457ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 10.30
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Kim, Young-ha
Published by Mariner Books
ISBN 10: 0151015457 ISBN 13: 9780151015450
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
Mega Buzz
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Mariner Books. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0151015457. Seller Inventory # Z0151015457ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 10.30
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Young-ha Kim
Published by Houghton Muffin Hartcourt Trade
ISBN 10: 0151015457 ISBN 13: 9780151015450
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Houghton Muffin Hartcourt Trade. Condition: New. Brand New. Seller Inventory # 0151015457

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 8.02
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.60
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Kim, Young-Ha
ISBN 10: 0151015457 ISBN 13: 9780151015450
New Quantity Available: 6
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2010. PAP. Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IB-9780151015450

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 8.57
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book