Intimate, powerful, and beautifully written, this novel explores a modern-day marriage crumbling amid outside temptations and pressure, which include an ancient Korean curse that Jin, our protagonist, is trying to avoid as well as understand, and confrontations with the beautiful ballerina Lidija which cause her to grapple with her art career, creativity, and sense of self. Delivered in Kwon's exquisite prose and unique, captivating writing style. this novel explores the limits of desire, feminism, and the compromises of a partnership.
This profound novel is a thought-provoking, character-driven, and lyrical exploration of the origin of life on Earth and the mind-boggling expansive possibilities of the universe. Perfect for fans of the movie Interstellar, it looks at the familial and psychological costs of long-term space travel and considers how we can negotiate cosmic distances to stay connected to this world we inhabit.
Asking how far we will go as a society to integrate AI and technology into our everyday lives, and at what cost to our personal liberty and family structure, this is speculative literary fiction at its best and most prescient. This taut, propulsive, well-written novel explores these issues as well as the limited tourist role of nature in a future city.