Familiar Things, Hwang Sok-Yang

isbn: 97819225228991¬† is an author i have read before (my blog) although at the time i did know that but i do like south korean authors. Hard to find in a library as well and set in the 1970’s decade.

The salt processors on Sinui Island could i suppose be a modern example.

This is about class and recycling and deals with section of society not written about to my knowledge. At times gruesome it conveys it message well through what is considered rubbish.

I preferred the ancient garden (first link) for perhaps being more autobiographical but a worthwhile read  if you like me are a fiction in translation fan.

4/5 bananas.