Please Look After Mom
When sixty-nine-year-old So-nyo is separated from her husband among the crowds of the Seoul subway station, her family begins a desperate search to find her. Yet as long-held secrets and private sorrows begin to reveal themselves, they are forced to wonder: how well did they actually know the woman they called Mom?
Told through the piercing voices and urgent perspectives of a daughter, son, husband, and mother, Please Look After Mom is at once an authentic picture of contemporary life in Korea and a universal story of family love.
NOMINATING LIBRARY COMMENTS
Please Look After Mom is a story of familial loss and ongoing, of many covers of shame and submission beneath one’s roof. This book can change how one views life. It contains four stories, four voices, four commitments and four heartbreaks into one dynamic whole. A book about a selfish, dysfunctional family who fails to appreciate a wife and mother and now too late she’s gone. The book deals with the guilt of neglect and abandonment the family feels in the aftermath of her disappearance.