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Appointment with my brother

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Publisher: , 2002
Original title: 아우와의 만남, 1994
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An Appointment with My Brother is a story of the author’s imagined meeting with his stepbrother, his father’s son from his second marriage in North Korea after his defection during the Korean War. The narrator, the protagonist of the story, uses his connections and money to arrange his younger brother’s visit to Yenji, in the Korean autonomous district in China, to have a meeting with him there. The protagonist had originally intended to arrange a meeting with his father, but after learning that that his father had passed away while the Korean-Chinese who had been commissioned with the task was trying to make it happen, decided to meet his brother instead of his father.

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