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The Peach Tree
The Peach Tree
The Peach Tree
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Korean Title: Boksoonga Namu
Author: Hye-sun Gu
H/C | 216 pages | 180*135mm

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>>>This book is written in Korean.

About This Book

Sang-hyun and Dong-hyun were born as conjoined twins with two heads sharing one body. Dong-hyun has the full control of their shared body, except his brother's head which is attached to the back of his. The two can never look at each other directly, as their heads always face the opposite direction. Dong-hyun looks "normal" as long as he wears his hoodie, which fully covers his brother's face. The two live nearly 30 years in a remote house with their father, who tells them not to go outside the property. However, things change when their father brings Seung-ah, a bubbly, good-hearted young artist, to the house to help Dong-hyun publish a children's book which he always wanted to write.[9]

Sang-hyun and Dong-hyun are very different from each other from the very beginning. While Sang-hyun is patient and giving, Dong-hyun is curious and selfish. Dong-hyun gradually builds a grudge against Sang-hyun, blaming him for his unhappiness and isolated life. Sang-hyun, who happily lets his brother cover his face with the hoodie whenever he wants to, does not recognize his own wants and needs until running into Seung-ah. And things get rough as Dong-hyun, who wants to appear as a "normal writer" for his upcoming book, desperately tries hiding what he thinks as his ultimate flaw his own brother.[9]

Throughout the film, peaches appear frequently.[10] Before the twins were born, their young parents enjoy a date near a peach tree. Near the same tree is where the young twins see their mother for the last time, who gradually loses her sanity and health after giving birth to them. The tree and its fruits witness the history of the twins, even before they are born; it sees the twins' beginning, their loss, and their isolated dreams and experiences.[
--This text refers to the movie version of this novel.

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