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Concerning My Daughter

About the E-Books

Author
Kim Hye-jin
Co-Author
-
Translator
Jamie Chang
Publisher
Pan Macmillan
Published Year
2022
Country
UNITED KINGDOM
Classification

literature > Korean Literature > Korean Poetry > 21st century poetry

Original Title
딸에 대하여
Romanization of Original
Ttare daehayeo
Original Language

Korean(한국어)

ISBN
9781529057690
Page
176
Series
OverDrive Read

About the Author

  • Kim Hye-jin
  • Birth : 1983 ~ -
  • Occupation : Novelist
  • First Name : Hye-jin
  • Family Name : Kim
  • Korean Name : 김혜진
  • ISNI : 000000047905924X
  • Works : 13
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  • English(English)

When a mother allows her thirty-something daughter to move into her apartment, she wants for her what many mothers might say they want for their child: a steady income, and, even better, a good husband with a good job with whom to start a family.
But when Green turns up with her girlfriend, Lane, in tow, her mother is unprepared and unwilling to welcome Lane into her home. In fact, she can barely bring herself to be civil. Having centred her life on her husband and child, her daughter's definition of family is not one she can accept. Her daughter's involvement in a case of unfair dismissal involving gay colleagues from the university where she works is similarly strange to her.
And yet when the care home where she works insists that she lower her standard of care for an elderly dementia patient who has no family, who travelled the world as a successful diplomat, who chose not to have children, Green's mother cannot accept it. Why should not having chosen a traditional life mean that your life is worth nothing at all?
In Concerning My Daughter, translated from Korean by Jamie Chang, Kim Hye-jin lays bare our most universal fears on ageing, death, and isolation, to offer finally a paean to love in all its forms.

Source : https://lti.overdrive.com/media/7283359?cid=37224

Translated Books7 See More

  • Spanish(Español) Book
    Sobre mi hija
    Kim Hye-jin / 김혜진 / 2022 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Poetry > 21st century poetry
  • English(English) Book
    Concerning My Daughter
    Kim Hye-jin / 김혜진 / 2022 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Poetry > 21st century poetry
  • German(Deutsch) Book
    Die Tochter
    Kim Hye-jin / 김혜진 / 2022 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Poetry > 21st century poetry