What must you do when you love someone for whom you can give up everything?
- Book Intro
Her father divorced her mother after falling in love with a much younger woman; her idealistic mother graduated from a most prestigious woman’s university and married an impecunious man who later abandoned her, leaving her penniless; her selfish oldest brother only cares about money; her second oldest irresponsible brother always gets himself into major troubles; and the unpredictable, sometimes audacious, and sometimes childish Hye-na Kim are all members of a wild and thoughtless family. At the age of thirty-nine, for the first time, Hye-na ventures out to make a living for herself and is hired to work at the clinic of an obstetrician and gynecologist where she is fated to fall in love with the head physician.
Her sweet romance with Dr. Jeong is short-lived, for more than anything, she has to terminate her marriage with Seong-min who is also her childhood friend. Hye-na, who did not question anything for her love, now has to pay the price for her happiness that came to her belatedly—for all the choices come with a consequence and her newfound love is no exception. Dr. Jeong had become a workaholic in order to overcome his loneliness while he lived apart from his wife and children who moved to Canada. While their relationship turns tumultuous, Dr. Jeong’s wife, Hye-weon, pays her a visit. But Hye-na is not about to give up.
- About the Author
Sim Yun Kyung
(English) In 2002, she became the seventh winner of the Hankyoreh Literary prize for her autobiographical coming-of-age novel, My Beautiful Garden; thus began her writing career. In 2005, she received the 6th Muyeung Literary Prize for “The Moon’s Altar.” She is the author of the following full-length novels, Yi Hyeon’s Love Story, Love is Running, and Love Completes, Seol-I and her novel in serialization, The People of Seorabeol, and a children’s book, Report on Reconciliation.