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The band : a novel

Summary: "The biting literary satire of The Sellout meets the pulsing thrill of Mouth to Mouth in this darkly humorous, surreal debut about a seductive, but problematic bond between an unhappily married therapist and the cancelled K-Pop idol she meets at a Los Angeles H Mart"--

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  • ISBN: 9781668018392
  • ISBN: 1668018381
  • ISBN: 9781668018385 (paperback)
  • ISBN: 1668018373
  • ISBN: 9781668018378 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: 210 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Atria Books hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2024.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-207).n
Subject: Women psychologists Fiction
Boy bands Fiction
K-pop (Subculture) Fiction
Black humor Fiction
Popular music Korea (South) Fiction
Married women Fiction
Genre: Detective and mystery fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Kenton County.


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  • Baker & Taylor
    A K-pop idol on the verge of global superstardom, Sang Duri, when his solo single causes him to be cancelled, hides out in the home of a psychologist with a savior complex, while his music producer spirals into violence, forever changing the fates of both the band members and the music industry.
  • Simon and Schuster
    “This could very well be the first great K-Pop literary phenomenon.” —Debutiful, Most Anticipated Books of 2024

    Perfect for fans of Mouth to Mouth and Black Buck, this whip-smart, darkly funny, and biting debut follows a psychologist with a savior complex who offers shelter to a recently cancelled K-pop idol on the run.

    Sang Duri is the eldest member and “visual” of a Korean boy band at the apex of global superstardom. But when his latest solo single accidentally leads to controversy, he’s abruptly cancelled.

    To spare the band from fallout with obsessive fans and overbearing management, Duri disappears from the public eye by hiding out in the McMansion of a Chinese American woman he meets in a Los Angeles H-Mart. But his rescuer is both unhappily married with children and a psychologist with a savior complex, a combination that makes their potential union both seductive and incredibly problematic.

    Meanwhile, Duri’s cancellation catapults not only a series of repressed memories from his music producer’s earlier years about the original girl group whose tragic disbanding preceded his current success, but also a spiral of violent interactions that culminates in an award show event with reverberations that forever change the fates of both the band members and the music industry.

    In its indicting portrayal of mental health and public obsession, fandom, and cancel culture, The Band considers the many ways in which love and celebrity can devolve into something far more sinister when their demands are unmet.

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