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The Chronicle of Manchwidang
The Chronicle of Manchwidang
The Chronicle of Manchwidang
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Product Description
Author: Kim Moon Soo
Publisher: Jimoondang
Pub. Date: Jan. 2003
Paperback: 80 pages
Dimensions (in inches): 7.44 x 4.72 x 0.25

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>>>This book is written in English.

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 Award.

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