Rina

Kang Young-sook

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Rina

Rina Rina is a defector from a country that might be North Korea traversing an empty and futile landscape Along the way she is forced to work at a chemical plant murders a few people becomes a prostitu

  • Title: Rina
  • Author: Kang Young-sook
  • ISBN: 9781628971156
  • Page: 200
  • Format: Paperback
  • Rina is a defector from a country that might be North Korea, traversing an empty and futile landscape Along the way, she is forced to work at a chemical plant, murders a few people, becomes a prostitute, runs a lucrative bar, and finds a solace in a motley family of wanderers all as disenfranchised as she Brutal and unflinching, with elements of the mythic and grotesquRina is a defector from a country that might be North Korea, traversing an empty and futile landscape Along the way, she is forced to work at a chemical plant, murders a few people, becomes a prostitute, runs a lucrative bar, and finds a solace in a motley family of wanderers all as disenfranchised as she Brutal and unflinching, with elements of the mythic and grotesque interspersed with hard edged realism, Rina is a pioneering work of Korean postmodernism.

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    1. Caroline on said:

      If you want to know what it would be like to be a victim of human trafficking in Asia, this is the book. I think it is quite worth reading for the complex character of Rina, and how she negotiates the jungle of pimps, labor contractors, industrial polluters, and political mines in several unnamed countries (North Korea presumably as her starting point, and China as the location of most of the action.) In a very low-key way Kang Young-sook weaves in the details of the actions that betray her huma [...]

    2. Paul Fulcher on said:

      리나 by 강 영숙 (Kang Young-sook) was translated into English as Rina (the phonetic equivalent) by Kim Boram.The best description of the novel comes from the author's own take, from an interview, on what she was trying to achieve:"My novel, Rina, is a story about a girl who escapes from a country loosely based on North Korea and traverses the tough landscape of Asia. Rina, the main character, is reminiscent of a North Korean defector, but could in fact be any woman in our globalized reality [...]

    3. Tony on said:

      Kang Young-sook’s Rina (translated by Kim Boram, electronic review copy courtesy of Dalkey Archive Press) begins with twenty-two escapees hoping to cross the border of their poverty-stricken country. As nervous as they are, this is merely the first crossing of several on their arduous journey towards the country of P, and there are days (possibly weeks) of travel before they reach their destination. One of the group is a teenage girl, Rina, and the story focuses on her as she struggles to keep [...]

    4. Andrea Manolov on said:

      A bleak and at times outright jarring narrative. What Rina is "about" is most basically a young woman's never-ending escape, first from her home country of presumably North Korea and subsequently from all of the places and situations of exploitation prostitution etc. that she ends up in. But the book really stands out not necessarily for what happens so much as for the way what happens is told. Rina's unreliability as a narrator heightens the sense of disorientation and often toys with magical r [...]

    5. Justin Kern on said:

      Book about a girl who escapes from North Korea. The girl, Rina, is very strong and beautiful. Unforgettable character, and I miss her already :( stupid book is too short.

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