Pub. Date: Jan. 2003
Paperback: 80 pages
Dimensions (in inches): 7.44 x 4.72 x 0.25
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About This Book
A satirical portrayal of a generational conflict between father and son, this
book tells the story of one man's obsessive quest to hang on to his family home.
Consumed by a legend that identifies his former residence as being located on a
"propitious site sure to produce three ministers of state," the father believes
that the house could help make his son a high-ranking government official. The
son, however, disobeys his father's wishes and denies the demands of strict
social hierarchy in workplaces. The father returns to his hometown to reclaim
his house, only to find that the entire area has been designated as an
industrial complex and the village is destined to be extinguished. Since his
literary debut in 1981, Kim has written a bundle of novels and short stories
that mostly describe a contemporary Korea where ethics and social conscience are
giving way to Western materialism. This story won the 20th Dongin Literary
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