Many readers, mostly women, have been drawn to the story because they see in it a reflection of their own lives and struggles to balance family and career. Photo: Alamy
Many readers, mostly women, have been drawn to the story because they see in it a reflection of their own lives and struggles to balance family and career. Photo: Alamy

South Korean hit novel about young mother Kim Ji-young strikes a chord among women across Asia

  • It’s a work of fiction, but hit novel Kim Ji-young, Born in 1982 has raised some deep-seated gender issues using situations that many everyday Asian women face. And it’s spreading across the region fast

Many readers, mostly women, have been drawn to the story because they see in it a reflection of their own lives and struggles to balance family and career. Photo: Alamy
Many readers, mostly women, have been drawn to the story because they see in it a reflection of their own lives and struggles to balance family and career. Photo: Alamy
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