Miss Kim Knows and Other Stories

Miss Kim Knows and Other Stories

Written by: Nam-Joo, Cho
Translated by: Chang, Jamie

Searing stories that critique the gender pressures and injustices rife in modern Korea from the author of Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982

Eight women. Eight stories. One reality.

A woman is born. A woman is filmed in public without consent. A woman suffers domestic violence. A woman is gaslit. A woman is discriminated against at work. A woman grows old. A woman becomes famous. A woman is hated, and loved, and then hated again.

Written in Cho Nam-Joo’s masterful, razor-sharp prose, Miss Kim Knows brings together the lives of eight Korean women, aged ten to eighty. Contained in each of these sensational stories is a microcosm of contemporary Korea, and the challenges and injustices that women face from childhood to old age. As with Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982, the fates of these eight women are the fates of women the world over. And under Cho Nam-Joo’s precise, unveiled gaze, nothing and nobody escapes scrutiny—not even herself.

Searing stories that critique the gender pressures and injustices rife in modern Korea from the author of Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982

Eight women. Eight stories. One reality.

A woman is born. A woman is filmed in public without consent. A woman suffers domestic violence. A woman is gaslit. A woman is discriminated against at work. A woman grows old. A woman becomes famous. A woman is hated, and loved, and then hated again.

Written in Cho Nam-Joo’s masterful, razor-sharp prose, Miss Kim Knows brings together the lives of eight Korean women, aged ten to eighty. Contained in each of these sensational stories is a microcosm of contemporary Korea, and the challenges and injustices that women face from childhood to old age. As with Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982, the fates of these eight women are the fates of women the world over. And under Cho Nam-Joo’s precise, unveiled gaze, nothing and nobody escapes scrutiny—not even herself.

Published By House of Anansi Press Inc — Sep 17, 2024
Specifications 224 pages | 5.5 in x 8.25 in
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Written By

CHO NAM-JOO is a former television scriptwriter who subverted the landscape of feminist discourse in Korea with her international bestseller, Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982, which sold in twenty-five countries and was longlisted for the National Book Award. She graduated from the Department of Sociology of Ewha Womans University and is the author of the dystopian thriller Saha. She lives in South Korea.

Written By

CHO NAM-JOO is a former television scriptwriter who subverted the landscape of feminist discourse in Korea with her international bestseller, Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982, which sold in twenty-five countries and was longlisted for the National Book Award. She graduated from the Department of Sociology of Ewha Womans University and is the author of the dystopian thriller Saha. She lives in South Korea.

"Despite her characters’ hardships and disappointments, there is mischief and glee to be found in these pages." — The Guardian

” —The Guardian