At dusk / Hwang Sok-yong ; translated by Sora Kim-Russell.

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    • Abstract:
      Summary: Park Minwoo is, by every measure, a success story. Born into poverty in a miserable neighborhood of Seoul, he has ridden the wave of development in a rapidly modernizing society. Now the director of a large architectural firm, his hard work and ambition have brought him triumph and satisfaction. But when his company is investigated for corruption, he's forced to reconsider his role in the transformation of his country. At the same time, he receives an unexpected message from an old friend, Cha Soona, a woman that he had once loved, and then betrayed. As memories return unbidden, Minwoo recalls a world he thought had been left behind--a world he now understands that he has helped to destroy.
    • Notes:
      Translation of: Haejil muryeop.
      Translated from the Korean.
      Emile Guimet Prize, 2018
    • Other Titles:
      Haejil muryeop. English
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    • ABNT:
      HWANG SŎG-YŎNG; KIM-RUSSELL, S. At dusk. [s.l.] : Scribe Publications, 2018. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 20 set. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Hwang Sŏg-yŏng, Kim-Russell S. At Dusk. Scribe Publications; 2018. Accessed September 20, 2019.
    • APA:
      Hwang Sŏg-yŏng, & Kim-Russell, S. (2018). At dusk. Scribe Publications. Retrieved from
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Hwang Sŏg-yŏng, and Sora Kim-Russell. 2018. At Dusk. Scribe Publications.
    • Harvard:
      Hwang Sŏg-yŏng and Kim-Russell, S. (2018) At dusk. Scribe Publications. Available at: (Accessed: 20 September 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Hwang Sŏg-yŏng & Kim-Russell, S 2018, At dusk, Scribe Publications, viewed 20 September 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Hwang Sŏg-yŏng, and Sora Kim-Russell. At Dusk. Scribe Publications, 2018. EBSCOhost,
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Hwang Sŏg-yŏng, and Sora Kim-Russell. At Dusk. Scribe Publications, 2018.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Hwang Sŏg-yŏng, Kim-Russell S. At dusk [Internet]. Scribe Publications; 2018 [cited 2019 Sep 20]. Available from:


Booklist Reviews 2019 June #1

*Starred Review* In just over a year, three Hwang titles—Familiar Things (2018), Princess Bari (2019), and this novel—have arrived stateside, each indelibly, adroitly anglophoned by Seoul-based Kim-Russell. Lauded by Nobelist Kenzaburo Oe as "undoubtedly the most powerful voice of the novel in Asia today," Hwang is considered Korea's most renowned living author. Here he scrutinizes the quiet disconnect of contemporary relationships through the life of a successful, sixtysomething Seoul architect. Park Minwoo escaped his slum childhood through education and opportunity, married well, and rose to be director of a well-regarded firm. In his twilight years, however, he lives alone, separated from his U.S.-domiciled wife and only child, his colleagues few, his friends aging and dying. Then a young woman approaches him at a lecture with a missive from someone he knew in childhood, someone he loved and lost. Communication proves inevitable, albeit only at a distance, sporadic but substantial, and yet "[t]he thing about memory is that two people can end up with the different versions of the same event." Interspersed with Minwoo's story are interruptions from a theater-artist-by-day, convenience-worker-by-night whose identity and narrative function are intriguingly revealed. A piercing modern tale about all we can never know about our loved ones and ourselves. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.