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The End of August by Yu Miri
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Aug 01, 2023 | ISBN 9780593542668

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Praise for The End of August

“Commanding… Yu’s passion for rescuing history from violence is palpable on every page.” —Kirkus

“Artful and kinetic…This has a power of its own.” —Publishers Weekly

“Spellbinding.” —LitHub

“Morgan Giles’ translation of Yu Miri’s The End of August reads at a breathlessly swift pace despite, or because of, the painstakingly meticulous care put into every word and line. Yu’s rich storytelling never loses its pace as Giles relays her depiction of the resilience of the Korean nation through the tragic consequences of colonialism that reverberate to this day.” — Anton Hur


Praise for Tokyo Ueno Station and Yu Miri


Tokyo Ueno Station is a dream: a chronicle of hope, loss, where we’ve been and where we’re going. That Yu Miri could conjure so many realities simultaneously is nothing short of marvelous. The novel astounds, terrifies, and make the unseen concrete–entirely tangible and perennially effervescent, right there on the page.” —Bryan Washington, author of Lot and Memorial

“Glorious.” —New York Times Book Review

“[A] relatively slim novel that packs an enormous emotional punch, thanks to Yu’s gorgeous, haunting writing and Morgan Giles’ wonderful translation…. Yu does a magnificent job exploring the effects of all kinds of loss on the human psyche. Tokyo Ueno Station is a stunning novel, and a harsh, uncompromising look at existential despair.” —NPR

“Poetic… How Kazu comes to be homeless, and then to haunt the park, is what keeps us reading, trying to understand the tragedy of this ghostly everyman. Deftly translated by Morgan Giles… It is an urgent reminder of the radical divide between rich and poor in postwar Japan.” —The Guardian

“Spare, indelible.” —O, the Oprah magazine

“A novel of the world we all share — not what we expect from a ghost story but frightening all the same.” —Rumaan Alam, Washington Post

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