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English(English) E-Book

Years and Years

About the E-Books

Author
Jungeun Hwang
Co-Author
-
Translator
Janet Hong
Publisher
Open Letter
Published Year
2024
Country
UNITED STATES (New York)
Classification

KDC구분 > literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century > Short Story

KDC구분 > literature > Korean Literature > Complete Collection > Library > Complete Collection (individual)

Original Title
연년세세
Romanization of Original
Yeonnyeonsese
Original Language

Korean(한국어)

ISBN
-
Page
-
Series
OVERDRIVE READ

About the Author

  • Hwang Jungeun
  • Birth : 1976 ~ -
  • Occupation : Novelist
  • First Name : Jungeun
  • Family Name : Hwang
  • Korean Name : 황정은
  • ISNI : 0000000118516177
  • Works : 27
About the Original Work
  • 연년세세
  • Author : Hwang Jungeun
  • Published Year : 2020
  • English Title : -
More About the Original Work
Descriptions -
  • English(English)

Three women—the old mother and her two daughters—contemplate their family life and their bottled-up feelings through the novel's placating yet oddly unnerving prose.


Every Year is divided into four large chapters; the first unravels from the perspective of Sejin, younger daughter, the second from that of Youngjin, older daughter, the third from the mother's, and the fourth, back to Sejin's. Throughout the course of the novel, a number of themes are developed, including its discussion of interracial marriage, different forms of family, and sexual minorities. Circumstances and history forced the mother to the life of obedience, familial obligations and financial hardship forced Youngjin to give up her dream and support the family, and the reality of her culture forced Sejin to be in the closet. And all the while, these three women, while empathizing with each other, seem entrapped in the cycle of forcing each other to further succumb.

source: https://lti.overdrive.com/media/10267489?cid=37224

Translated Books2

  • English(English) Book
    YEARS AND YEARS
    HWANG JUNGEUN / 황정은 / 2024 / -
  • Japanese(日本語) Book
    年年歳歳
    ファン・ジョンウン / 황정은 / 2022 / -