Park Minwoo Lost His Way

Nowadays, my only pleasure is poring over online maps for new plots of land and imagining the kind of house I would build. But I have no family to live in that house with me.

The closing lines of Hwang Sok-yong’s “At Dusk” are hard to bear. I felt an especial connection to the architect character, Park Minwoo, whose thoughts are quoted above. I have written a few times on the nature of “what makes a home,” and I was happy to read two books lately that massaged that idea for me.… Click to continue...