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Read doc ✓ 새 by Oh Jung-hee ✓ Paperback ✓ hannahredhead ✓ After the death of their mother U mi and her little brother U il are shuttled between relatives until their father retrieves them He puts the children in the care of a young stepmother fresh from a brothel who looks after them duWritten deeply affecting story of a shattered childhoodTranslated by Jenny Wang MedinaOh Jung Hee was born in Seoul in 1947 In the 1970s when modernisation was in full force in Korea she began her career as a writer and is now an uncontested master of this genre of brief dense prose the uintessence of Korean literature Bullet point review★★★★★ poetic writing style less is unknown culture to me striking story heart breaking – heart breakingFind my full review at

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Ay by the father's violent possessiveness Depressed the father no longer returns for his weekend visits and the children are left to fend for themselves U mi attempts to care for U il with help from neighbours but her despair leads her to mimic her father's behaviour abusing the one person closest to her A beautifully I had read my two book club books for this month and I had about a week remaining so I picked his short book up from my bookshelf and digested it On the looks of the story it appears very simple two kids one an older sister about 11 years old who is looking after her little brother in North Korea when mom and dad both leave them Dad comes back into their lives for a short time showing up with a mom for them but that doesn't work out and mom leaves and dad shows up very very little after that so they are on their own Little brother gets sick and he yearns to fly like birds to be free of this very poor life I thought the book was worth my time to read it it hows how a community CAN bring up two little kids when their folks give up on them And for that i got a lot out of this book emotionally and informatively

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새 by Oh Jung-hAfter the death of their mother U mi and her little brother U il are shuttled between relatives until their father retrieves them He puts the children in the care of a young stepmother fresh from a brothel who looks after them during the week while he works at a remote building site But the stepmother is soon driven aw Children are common in Korean fiction but O Chong hui’s stand apart They are at once fully children and fully human and make one think about the difference between children and adults Are children adults in the making or are adults basically superannuated children In this work a rare novel from a writer noted for her short stories she presents the small world of two poor children a girl U mi “Most beautiful girl in the Universe” who is 12 by the end of the story and a boy U il “Number one boy in the Universe” who seems to be about three years younger U mi is the first person narrator throughout As the story begins the children’s mother has fled from her abusive alcoholic husband – their father – and they now live in a new apartment with him and a new woman Like her predecessor the woman runs away and this time and the man goes off to find her leaving the children on their own and hoping to the extent he cares that the neighbors will watch out for them But they’re not ordinary family people and they’re not much help The responsibility for their care falls and and U mi U il who is frail and listless cares only about watching Toto the Astroboy on their small TV At first U mi has to struggle to get him to do his schoolwork; by the end she must struggle to get him to eat enough to stay alive