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Old Trees

The Old Woman with the Knife

By Gu Byeong-Mo & Chi-Young Kim  

24 Jan, 2024



Gu Byeong-Mo’s The Old Woman with the Knife is a stand-alone thriller. First published as Pagwa in 2013, the 2022 English translation is by Chi-Young Kim.

Hornclaw is an unremarkable-appearing sixty-five-year-old woman. Hornclaw conscientiously avoids any detail that might stick in people’s minds. After all, it would not do to be a memorable-appearing disease control specialist” … or as the police might phrase it if they ever caught her, assassin for hire.

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