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The Resource The only child : a novel, Seo Mi-Ae ; translated by Yewon Jung

The only child : a novel, Seo Mi-Ae ; translated by Yewon Jung

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The only child : a novel
Title
The only child
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Seo Mi-Ae ; translated by Yewon Jung
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • kor
  • eng
Summary
Criminal psychologist Seonkyeong receives an unexpected call one day. Yi Byeongdo, a serial killer whose gruesome murders shook the world, wants to be interviewed. Seonkyeong agrees out of curiosity. That same day Hayeong, her husband's eleven-year-old daughter from a previous marriage, shows up at their door after her grandparents, with whom she lived after her mother passed away, die in a sudden fire. Seonkyeong wants her to feel at home, but is gradually unnerved as the young girl says very little and acts strangely. At work and at home, Seonkyeong starts to unravel the pasts of the two new arrivals in her life and begins to see startling similarities. Hayeong looks at her the same way Yi Byeongdo does when he recounts the abuse he experienced as a child; Hayeong's serene expression masks a temper that she can't control. Plus, the story she tells about her grandparents' death, and her mother's before that, deeply troubles Seonkyeong. So much so that Yi Byeongdo picks up on it and starts giving her advice
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When serial killer Yi Byeongdo asks to speak to her, and her husband’s 11-year-old daughter from a previous marriage shows up at their door, criminal psychologist Seonkyeong starts to unravel the pasts of the two new arrivals in her life and begins to see startling similarities
Tone
Writing style
Character
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10843190
Cataloging source
SALS
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So, Mi-ae
Dewey number
895.73/5
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Korean
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Jung, Yewon
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True
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  • Women psychologists
  • Stepdaughters
  • Serial murderers
Target audience
adult
Label
The only child : a novel, Seo Mi-Ae ; translated by Yewon Jung
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Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally published in Korean as "Chal chayo omma" in 2020
  • "Before I was born, I knew I hated my mother..." -- front cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000066654418
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
292 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781786078551
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1144552136
Label
The only child : a novel, Seo Mi-Ae ; translated by Yewon Jung
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally published in Korean as "Chal chayo omma" in 2020
  • "Before I was born, I knew I hated my mother..." -- front cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000066654418
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
292 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781786078551
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1144552136

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