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The Resource Umma's table, Yeon-Sik Hong ; translated by Janet Hong

Umma's table, Yeon-Sik Hong ; translated by Janet Hong

Label
Umma's table
Title
Umma's table
Statement of responsibility
Yeon-Sik Hong ; translated by Janet Hong
Title variation
Ummas table
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • kor
  • eng
Summary
"The joy of food and tradition brings a family together. Madang is an artist and new father who moves to a quiet home in the countryside with his wife and young baby, excited to build a new life full of hope and joy, complete with a garden and even snow. But soon reality sets in and his attention is divided between his growing happy family and his impoverished parents back in Seoul in a dingy basement apartment. With an ailing mother in and out of the hospital and an alcoholic father, Madang struggles to overcome the exhaustion and frustration of trying to be everything all at once: a good son, devoted father, and loving husband. To cope, he finds himself reminiscing about their family meals together, and particularly his mother's kimchi, a traditional dish that is prepared by the family and requires months of fermentation. Memories of his mother's glorious cooking--so good it would prompt a young Madang and his brother into song--soothe the family. With her impending death, Madang races to learn her recipes and bring together the three generations at the family table while it's still possible. A beautiful and thoughtful meditation on how the kitchen and communal cooking--both past, present and future--bind a family together amidst the inevitable."--Publisher's website
Tone
Illustration
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10848346
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hong, Yeon-sik
Dewey number
741.5/9519
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Language note
In English, translated from the Korean
LC call number
PN6790.K63
LC item number
H6713 2020
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Hong, Janet
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Families
  • Aging parents
  • Food habits
  • Korea
  • Comic books, strips, etc.
  • Aging parents
  • Comic books, strips, etc
  • Families
  • Food habits
  • Manners and customs
  • Korea
Label
Umma's table, Yeon-Sik Hong ; translated by Janet Hong
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published in 2015 by Woorinabi Publishing Co., Korea"--Copyright page
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1102170800
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
358 pages
Isbn
9781770463868
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1102170800
Label
Umma's table, Yeon-Sik Hong ; translated by Janet Hong
Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published in 2015 by Woorinabi Publishing Co., Korea"--Copyright page
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1102170800
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
358 pages
Isbn
9781770463868
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1102170800

Library Locations

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