I Am the Subway

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.

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About the book

Publisher notes

  • Publication date: 31 August 2021
    ISBN: 9781922310514
    Format (h x w): 240mm × 260mm
    Extent: 52pp
    Category: Hardback
    RRP: AUD$27.99
    Rights held: World English

  • Publication date: 12 Jan 2022
    ISBN: 9781913348588
    Format (h x w): 240mm × 260mm
    Extent: 52pp
    Category: Hardback
    RRP: £12.99
    Rights held: World English

  • Publication date: 3 August 2021
    ISBN: 9781950354658
    Format (h x w): 240mm × 260mm
    Extent: 52pp
    Category: Hardback
    RRP: US$18.99
    Rights held: World English

Description

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.

SIX STARRED REVIEWS

★ “Lucky readers, climb aboard: extraordinary explorations await.”
Shelf Awareness

★ “I Am the Subway makes for an unforgettable journey.”
Bookpage

★ “[S]ensitive, closely observed portraits.”
Publisher’s Weekly

★ “A contemplative, poignant rendering of everyday journeys.”
Kirkus Reviews

★ “[B]eautiful and unusual.” Youth Services Book Review

★ “Bewitching.” Foreword