Han Yujin is forced to give up his promising career as a competitive swimmer when he suffers a seizure after failing to take the medication that his psychiatrist aunt has prescribed for him since he was a young boy. Yujin leads a restless life under the careful watch of his mother and aunt, every so often skipping his dose of anti-seizure medication and venturing out at night. Then one day he wakes up to find the murdered body of his mother.
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2016년에 출간된 정유정의 장편소설이다. 인간의 '악'이란 주제를 집요하게 파고들고 있다. 이 작품에서는 인간의 악이 발생하는 과정, 진화하는 형태를 포착하여 형상화하고자 했다. 우리의 무의식 속에 있는 폭력성과 악에 저항하려는 인간의 내면을 정밀히 관찰하여 이야기를 전개하고 있다는 평가를 받는다.
The Good Son is a novel by Jeong You-Jeong that was published in 2016. Digging deep into the topic of human evil, the novel attempts to capture how it evolves and comes into being. The novel was critically well received for its close observation of the evil and violence that reside within the recesses of the human unconscious, and the inner psyche of those who try to resist.