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I Am the Subway

Kim Hyo-eun, Deborah Smith

From Shelf: 2023 Empathy Collection

An Observer Picture Book of the Year

A Read for Empathy Collection Choice, chosen by EmpathyLab

A cinematic journey through the Seoul subway that masterfully portrays the many unique lives we travel alongside whenever we take the train. A poetic translation of the bestselling Korean picture book.

Accompanied by the constant, rumbling ba-dum ba-dum of its passage through the city, the subway has stories to tell. Between sunrise and sunset, it welcomes and farewells people, and holds them - along with their joys, hopes, fears, and memories - in its embrace.

Originally published in Korean and brought to English-speaking audiences with the help of renowned translator Deborah Smith (The Vegetarian), I Am the Subway vividly reflects the shared humanity that can be found in crowded metropolitan cities.

'[S]ensitive, closely observed portraits.' -Publishers Weekly

'A contemplative, poignant rendering of everyday journeys.' -Kirkus Reviews

'[B]eautiful and unusual.' -Youth Services Book Review

'Bewitching.' -Foreword Reviews

'A poetic tribute to Seoul and its people, I Am the Subway makes for an unforgettable journey.' -BookPage

Scribe Publications
Published Date:
240mm x 260mm
Picture books

RRP: £12.99

Format: Hardback

ISBN: 9781913348588

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