Hwang goes into meticulous detail about the novel’s rubbish dump setting. Photo: AFP

Heartbreak and otherworldly beauty from Korea’s most famous novelist, Hwang Sok-yong, in Familiar Things

South Korea’s best-known author, Hwang Yok-song uses both waste and mythical creatures to weigh the social and emotional price of a throwaway society in his latest novel

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Hwang goes into meticulous detail about the novel’s rubbish dump setting. Photo: AFP
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