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I Am the Subway

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An Observer Picture Book of the Year

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

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