Translated by: Sora Kim-Russell
Publisher: Other Press, 2014.
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Set in 1980s South Korea amid the tremors of political revolution, I’ll Be Right There follows Jung Yoon, a highly literate, 20-something-year-old woman, as she recounts her tragic personal history as well as those of her three intimate college friends. When Yoon receives a distressing phone call from her ex-boyfriend after eight years of separation, memories of a tumultuous youth begin to resurface, forcing her to re-live the most intense period of her life.
This one left us cold. We found it meandering and self-indulgent. Others like it a lot, and prefer it to the more famous Please Look After Mother.
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