"As a beautiful blend of realism and lyricism, this graphic novel is like watching a beautiful drama. Its restrained and implied language gives a deep resonance and at the same time delivers high literary value. It was released as a movie in 2018 and garnered good reviews. It was awarded the Jury Prize at the LGBT Film Festival in the U.S."
- Book Intro
The depth of life said by things that can't be said!
You are hurt as much as you love someone, and you are disappointed as much as you expect. A husband insists on working abroad, making excuses. A son feels attracted to the same sex. The son's friend survived the traffic accident without any injuries, even though her son was on the brink of death in the same accident. . . . . . . The psychological pain and conflict experienced by a middle-aged woman is deep. But the husband, the son,and the son's friends live also with pain and repentance, just like the woman.They just don't say it aloud as this woman does. The artist, who shows remarkable restraint in this work, doesn't let the characters put any emotion in to the language. Their small gestures, subtle expressions, and words of regret only allow the reader to guess the details of the emotional ups and downs. Thus, in this work, love and pain, resentment and regret only shine in various places and do not define or fix the relationships between the characters. Maybe for that reason, just as the snow accumulated on the slope melts in the sun in spring, forgiveness and reconciliation that seemed impossible will find their way to the characters. And as all things are, and as life always is, they will escape from the shackles of love and hatred and return to their daily lives. Like a subtle psychological drama, this books captures the reader with a power greater than what is said or not.
- About the Author
Although Lee Dongeun (M) majored in Economics, he started a career as a filmmaker winning a prize at a short film festival. He is currently working on graphic novels and scenarios and is also a film director.
Jung Yiyong (M) loved cartoons, but thinking that it was not the right path for him, he studied design. While engaged in works related to SNS and movies, he started to illustrate the manga he had long dreamed of, In-between Seasons.