This book introduces a story about sisters who are born as identical twins but follow different life paths and face contradictions in their lives.
- Book Intro
Yang Guija’s novel centers on protagonist Ahn Jinjin, a 25-year-old unmarried woman. Ahn lives with her family, which includes her mother, who has had a tough life selling undergarments; her father, who wanders around without telling anyone of his whereabouts and sometimes doesn't come home; and her little brother, whose life dream is to become a gang leader. Another important character in this novel is Ahn’s aunt, who is the identical twin of Ahn's mother yet has been leading a very different life. Ahn’s aunt is rich and feels tired of her boring life, while Ahn’s mother doesn't even have time to get bored due to being surrounded by unpleasant things that she must deal with. Observing the extremely different lives of her mother and aunt, Ahn agonizes over how she may come to understand such contradictions of life.
- About the Author
Yang Guija has published Deaf Bird and The People of Wonmi-dong for which she received praise from critics, including one that wrote, “this book showcases the essence of short literature.” Her novelistic talent guarantees literary value with her excellent writing skills and the incredibly sophisticated fictional composition shown in her short stories and full-length novels. This is a big reason why Yang is loved by readers and thought as one of the best authors of "easy-to-read" novels. Books Yang has written include short story collections such as The People of Wonmi-dong and A Painter Painting the Earth, novels such as Hope and I Wish for What is Forbidden and essay collections such as Someone Is Crying Outside My Window.
- Bestseller Rank
Kyobo Book Center, July-December 1998, No.1 Bestseller