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.
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." --Publishers Weekly
★ "A contemplative, poignant rendering of everyday journeys." --Kirkus Reviews
★ " B]eautiful and unusual." --Youth Services Book Review
★ "Bewitching." --Foreword
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.