Books Human Acts by Han Kang Paperback, 226 pages, Random House Inc, List Price: $15 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleHuman ActsAuthorHan Kang Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers Other editions available for purchase: Hardcover, 218 pages, Random House Inc, $22, published January 17 2017 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleHuman ActsAuthorHan Kang Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers NPR Summary Follows the aftermath of a young boy's shocking death during a violent student uprising as told from the perspectives of the event's victims and their loved ones. Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Also by Han Kang The Vegetarian The White Book Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Human Acts NPR Books NPR's Book Concierge: Our Guide To 2017's Great Reads December 5, 2017 The Book Concierge is back and bigger than ever! Explore more than 350 standout titles picked by NPR staff and critics. Review Book Reviews 'Human Acts' Tries To Reconcile Bloody Human Impulses January 21, 2017 In Han Kang's sharp, almost painfully sensitive new novel, set during and after South Korea's 1980 Gwangju student uprising, people spill blood — but they also brave death to donate it.