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The Collected Stories
John McGahern
Middlemarch
George Eliot
Omensetter's Luck
William H. Gass
Swann's Way
Marcel Proust, Lydia Davis
A Naked Singularity (Paper)
Sergio De La Pava
The Master and Margarita
Mikhail Bulgakov, Richard Pevear, Larissa Volokhonsky
Otherwise Known as the Human Condition: Selected Essays and Reviews
Geoff Dyer
Infinite Jest
David Foster Wallace
Samuel Pepys: The Unequalled Self
Claire Tomalin
Maps and Legends
Michael Chabon
Please Look After Mom - Shin Kyung-sook, Kim Chi-Young An elderly mother goes missing in Seoul after accidentally separating from her husband at a train station. Her grown up children and husband search desperately for her over, plastering the city with posters. As they search over the next few days, then weeks and months, they each reflect on their relationships with their mom, and begin to realise they really didn't know her. They took her for granted and now become filled with guilty remorse. The story is told from shifting perspectives in the second voice, and in one segment also in the first voice, and that was really confusing. The grown up children were not particularly likeable but their characters felt only sketchily filled in.. They forgot about Mom throughout their lives, so by the time she was forgotten into oblivion, they have only their guilt left to nurture.