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.
Exhibit by R.O. Kwon