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Printed/Published Work Korean(한국어)

고령화 가족

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Original Title
고령화 가족
Title Romanization
Goryeonghwa gajok
Title Sub
천명관 장편소설
English Title
Modern Family
Classification
literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century
Author
Cheon Myeong-kwan
Co-Author
-
Published Year
2010
Publisher
-
ISBN
9788954610551
Anthology
-
Main Characters
Oh In-mo (narrator), Oh Han-mo, Oh Mi-yeon 
Subject/Theme
Family, solidarity of the failed people, life in the margins

About the Author

  • Cheon Myeong-kwan
  • Birth : 1964 ~ Unknown
  • Occupation : Novelist
  • First Name : Myeong-kwan
  • Family Name : Cheon
  • Korean Name : 천명관
  • ISNI : 0000000078506811
  • Works : 20
Plot

After a failed film production, Oh In-mo returns home for the first time in years. Home is where his mother and older brother Oh Han-mo, who has five previous convictions, live. A little while after In-mo joins them, his younger sister Mi-yeon moves in as well with her daughter, Min-gyeong. The three siblings always fight and create new problems. But when Min-gyeong runs away from home, unable to withstand her pathetic family, everyone in the family work together to look for her.

Descriptions - 2 Languages
  • English(English)
  • Korean(한국어)

This is a novel by Cheon Myeong-kwan, published in 2010. It depicts the lives of problematic family members to the extent that it is called a “messed-up, dysfunctional family novel.” It provides a humorous portrayal of various characters accepting and protecting each other in the name of family, despite being a rather unusual family.

2010년에 출간된 천명관의 장편소설이다. 이 작품은 일명 '막장 가족 소설'이라 불릴 정도로 문제적인 가족 구성원들의 모습을 보여준다. 평범하지 않지만 가족이라는 이유로 서로를 받아들이고 지켜주는 모습을 유쾌하게 그린다.

Translated Books7 See more

  • Romanian(Română) Book
    O familie modernă
    Cheon Myungkwan / Cheon Myungkwan / 2018 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century
  • Mongolian(Монгол Хэл) Book Available
    Хөгширсөн гэр бүл
    Чон Мёнг-гван / Чон Мёнг-гван / 2016 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century
  • French(Français) Book Available
    UNE FAMILLE A L'ANCIENNE
    CH'ŎN MYŎNGGWAN / CH'ŎN MYŎNGGWAN / 2016 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century