In ‘Human Acts,’ the poignant aftermath of Gwangju’s 1980 uprising unfolds in visceral tales of survival and loss. Dong Ho’s mother grapples with profound grief, prisoners endure unspeakable tortures, a publisher confronts relentless censorship, and a lost soul seeks solace. Interwoven narratives expose the enduring scars etched by rebellion, painting a haunting portrait of resilience and the human spirit.
After the death of her mother, Michelle understood what being truly loved meant. The link to her Korean roots (and the love-filled Korean food) that had kept her rooted all these years was suddenly gone. Crying in H Mart is a memoir about grief and loss, about growing up Korean American, about trying to find your roots in a reality that is constantly shifting. It’s a book about losing oneself and about finding oneself too.