Kansas City, Missouri (PRWEB) November 16, 2013
Imagine Romeo and Juliet living in married bliss. That’s how Gui-yong and Eum-chun enjoy life in Korea in 1949. Soon, they must accept the unthinkable--invite a woman into their home to bear them a necessary male child. Why did every family in that culture require a male child? Male children ensured their parents' and ancestors' welfare not only in this life but in the next. Their daughter, Mi-na, knows her being a girl has caused her family's disaster. The Korean War breaks out, tears flesh and souls. The separated couple wage a private war to keep their love ablaze in this life and in the next.
A review: "It’s a realistic sketch of a Korea that few Westerners have seen . . . . Each of [the characters’] stories is rich with emotion, and their problems give the novel depth and complexity. . . . achingly beautiful. A complex, uniquely Korean love story that shouldn’t be missed.” -- Kirkus Reviews