This book is about the landscape of everyday life and the people around us.
- Book Intro
When Shin Ha-jeong, Shin Ki Jong's half sister with whom he had never been particularly close, is discovered dead after drowning in a river, Shin Ki-jeong steps up to solve the mystery surrounding her death. Ki-jeong, who has been pursuing the mystery with a sense of indebtedness rather than sorrow or longing, stumbles upon the phone number of a man on his half-sister's call log. Yun Se-o was the name of the man whom she so desperately wanted to meet in her final moments. Why was she so desperate to talk to him?
Meanwhile, Yun Se-o's father is believed to have committed suicide due to mounting debts. Yun blames himself, believing that his father would not have made such a lonely and painful choice had he not been absorbed in a multi-level marketing scheme. To kill Lee Su-ho, the loan shark who threatened his father, Yun begins to shadow his every move. One day, someone approaches Yun and asks if he remembers the name Shin Ha-jeong...
- About the Author
Pyeon Hyeyoung was born in Seoul in 1972 and graduated from the Seoul Institute of Arts with a degree in Creative Writing and Hanyang University Graduate School with a degree in Korean Literature. Pyeon made her literary debut in 2000 with her short story winning the annual spring literary contest by Seoul Shinmun. Story collections created by Pyeon Hyeyoung include Aoi Garden, To the Farm, Wooing of Dusk, and The Night Passes. Novels written by Pyeon include The Ashes and the Red and I Went to the Woods in the West. Pyeon has received various awards including the Hankook Ilbo Literary Award, the Lee Hyosuk Literary Award, the Dongin Literary Award, the Hyundai Literary Award, and Today's Young Artist's Award. She is a current professor in the Department of Creative Writing of Myongji University.