This burns my heart
Simon & Schuster,
1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.
Chamara is difficult to translate from Korean to English: To stand it, to bear it, to grit your teeth and not cry out? To hold on, to wait until the worst is over? Such is the burden Samuel Park's audacious, beautiful, and strong heroine, Soo-Ja Choi, faces in This Burns My Heart, an epic love story set in the intriguing landscape of postwar South Korea. On the eve of marriage to her weak, timid fianc#65533;, Soo-Ja falls in love with a young medical student. But out of duty to her family and her culture she turns him away, choosing instead a world that leaves her trapped by suffocating customs. In a country torn between past and present, Soo-Ja struggles to find happiness in a loveless marriage and to carve out a successful future for her only daughter. Forced by tradition to move in with her in-laws, she must navigate the dangers of a cruel household and pay the price of choosing the wrong husband. Meanwhile, the man she truly loves remains a lurking shadow in her life, reminding her constantly of the love she could have had. Will Soo-Ja find a way to reunite with her one true love or be forced to live out her days wondering "what if " and begin to fully understand the meaning of chamara ? He is not just telling her to stand the pain, but giving her comfort, the power to do so. Chamara is an incantation, and if she listens to its sound, she believes that she can do it, that she will push through this sadness. And if she is strong about it, she'll be rewarded in the end. It is a way of saying, I know, I feel it, too. This burns my heart, too.
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|display_description||Soo-Ja Choi falls in love with a medical student on the eve of her marriage to her weak, timid fiancé, but out of duty to her family, goes ahead with the wedding, and struggles to find happiness in her loveless marriage while living as a virtual slave to her in-laws, and trying to create a better future for her only daughter.|
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|subject_facet||Love stories, Marriage customs and rites -- Korea -- Fiction, Psychological fiction, Self-realization in women -- Fiction, Women -- Korea -- Fiction|
|title_display||This burns my heart|
|title_full||This burns my heart / Samuel Park|
|title_short||This burns my heart|
|topic_facet||Marriage customs and rites, Self-realization in women, Women|