Celebrated bestselling author Sun-mi Hwang is back with a heartwarming new novel about renewal and friendship.
This is the story of a man named Kang Dae-su. His whole life is a miracle, rising from poverty to running a successful construction company. In his twilight years, Kang is diagnosed with a brain tumour. He returns to his childhood home of Cherry Hill. He acquires a crumbling old house in which to retreat from the world, yet the residents of the town have other plans. They seem hell-bent on intruding on Kang's private property. But who does the house, and Cherry Hill, really belong to? Is it owned by the construction company who is trying to rejuvenate the neighbourhood? Or does it belong to the residents who have used the land to play, think, walk, love and explore for generations? And how is the bitter and despondent Kang's childhood tied to this magical place?
Miracle on Cherry Hill
is a redemptive story of a damaged man regaining his trust in humanity. It explores the fragility of nature and human lives and is much-loved classic in South Korea. Includes beautiful illustrations inside.
Praise for The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly:
'I was completely sucked into this story . . . bursting with originality . . . an instant classic' Guardian
'Bewitching . . . will make grown men and women cry' Independent Bewitching . . . a fabular bestseller . . . will make grown men and women cry * Independent on The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly * I was completely sucked into this story bursting with originality . . . an instant classic * Guardian on The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly * Recalling Jonathan Livingston Seagull (1970), this slim but powerful tale will resonate with readers of all ages, who can take it at face value or delve deeper into its meditations on living courageously and facing mortality. . . . The English translation moves smoothly and straightforwardly and is aided by graceful black-and-white illustrations * Booklist on The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly * An adroit allegory about life . . . in the vein of classics like Charlotte's Web and Jonathan Livingston Seagull . . . A subtle morality tale that will appeal to readers of all ages * Kirkus Reviews on The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly * [A] simply told but absorbing fable . . . Spare but evocative line drawings . . . add to the subtle charm * Publishers Weekly on The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly * Everything wonderful about the world is contained in this small gem of a novel, which brims with dream-fulfilling adventures and the longing tha
Miracle on Cherry Hill