My Brilliant Life

Ae-Ran Kim (Author) Chi-Young Kim (Translator)
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Description

"My Brilliant Life is a moving, earnest, and deeply-felt exploration of a unique family in all its joys and disappointments . . . an utter delight." --Claire Lombardo, New York Times bestselling author of The Most Fun We Ever Had

Despite being house-bound due to an accelerated-aging disorder, Areum lives life to its fullest, vicariously through the stories of his parents, conversations with Little Grandpa Jang--his sixty-year-old neighbor and best friend, and through the books he reads to visit the places he would otherwise never see.

For several months, Areum has been working on a manuscript, piecing together his parents' often embellished stories about his family and childhood. He hopes to present it on his birthday, as a final gift to his mom and dad; their own falling-in-love story.

As his seventeenth birthday approaches, Areum moves into the long-term ward in the city hospital, bringing abrupt change to his daily life; from a new friend who might be more--or less--than she seems, to his loving parents who are definitely keeping something from him.

Ae-ran Kim's My Brilliant Life interweaves the past and present of a tight-knit family, finding joy in even the most difficult times.

"This novel snuck up on me and captured my heart." --Margarita Montimore, USA Today bestselling author of Oona Out of Order

Product Details

Price
$24.99  $22.49
Publisher
Forge
Publish Date
January 26, 2021
Pages
208
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781250750556

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About the Author

AE-RAN KIM was born in Incheon, South Korea, the youngest of three daughters. She has won the Hankook Ilbo Literary Award, Kim Yu-jeong Literary Award, Lee Hyo-seok Literary Award, and the Prix de l'Inaperçu, among others, for her short fiction and collections. My Brilliant Life is her first novel. CHI-YOUNG KIM (translator) is based in Los Angeles, California. She has translated more than a dozen books, including Please Look After Mom by Kyung-sook Shin (Man Asian Literary Prize-winner and New York Times bestseller), and works by You-jeong Jeong, Young-ha Kim, and J.M. Lee.