A man wakes up paralyzed from a car accident that killed his wife. He's taken care of solely by his mother-in-law, who begins to show erratic behavior as she digs up her daughter's prized garden. - (Baker & Taylor)
After being widowed, paralyzed and disfigured in a bad car accident, Ogi must rely on his grieving mother-in-law for care and is left neglected and alone while he watches her mysteriously destroying his late wife’s garden and obsessively digging holes. 10,000 first printing. - (Baker & Taylor)
A man wakes up paralyzed from a car accident that killed his wife and is taken care of solely by his mother-in-law, who begins to show erratic behavior as she digs up her daughter's prized garden. - (Baker & Taylor)
Misery meets The Vegetarian in this Shirley Jackson Award-winner, named a 2017 Top 10 Thriller to Read This Summer by Time, a psychological thriller about loneliness and the dark truths we try to bury. - (Perseus Publishing)
Winner of the 2017 Shirley Jackson Award
Named One of the Top 10 Thrillers to Read This Summer by Time Magazine.
In this tense, gripping novel by a rising star of Korean literature, Oghi has woken from a coma after causing a devastating car accident that took his wife's life and left him paralyzed and badly disfigured. His caretaker is his mother-in-law, a widow grieving the loss of her only child. Oghi is neglected and left alone in his bed. His world shrinks to the room he lies in and his memories of his troubled relationship with his wife, a sensitive, intelligent woman who found all of her life goals thwarted except for one: cultivating the garden in front of their house. But soon Oghi notices his mother-in-law in the abandoned garden, uprooting what his wife had worked so hard to plant and obsessively digging larger and larger holes. When asked, she answers only that she is finishing what her daughter started.
A bestseller in Korea, award-winning author Hye-young Pyun's The Hole is a superbly crafted and deeply unnerving novel about the horrors of isolation and neglect in all of its banal and brutal forms. As Oghi desperately searches for a way to escape, he discovers the difficult truth about his wife and the toll their life together took on her. - (Perseus Publishing)