The novel tells a story about an ordinary life of Kim Jiyoung including a short family history, her birth, growing up and an adult life. The book presents not only the hardships the eponymous character had to go through from her early childhood but also the experiences of other women that she knew. It shows the discrimination and social judgement the women faced, what they thought about that and how they responded.
Written by Cho Nam-Joo
Translate by Jamie Chang