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The Private Life of Plants

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Translated by: ,
Publisher: , 2015
Original title: 식물들의 사생활, 2000
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The Private Life of Plants is about the ways in which desire can both worsen and mitigate our flaws. We meet amputee sons whose mothers cart them from brothel to brothel; we meet brothers who love their brother’s lovers, and whose lovers in turn are stolen away by the husbands of their sisters. Sexuality in all its ugliness and wonder is put under the microscope by Lee Seung-U, who reminds us that love may come in various forms, but that it is, nonetheless, a force that unifies us all . . . whether we like it or not.

Read a review by Tony Malone here. Entry on Goodreads.com here.

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