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Uncomfortably happily  Cover Image Book Book

Uncomfortably happily / Yeon-sik Hong ; translated by Hellen Jo.

Hong, Yeon-sik, 1971- (author,, artist.). Jo, Hellen, (translator.). Small Press Expo Collection (Library of Congress) (Added Author).


"Inspired by Yeon-sik Hong's attempt to move to the country with his partner, Uncomfortably, Happily is the story of a young couple finding their way. Burdened by unmet comics deadlines and high rent, our narrator and his wife know they must make a change. Convinced the absence of traffic noise will ease his writer's block, our pair welcomes the idea of building a life from scratch. Deciding on a home atop an uninhabited mountain, they excitedly embrace the charms of their new rural existence. From tending to the land and attempting grocery runs through snow, to the complexities of fighting depression in seclusion, the move does not immediately prove to be the golden ticket they'd hoped for, and the silence of the mountain poses as much of an obstacle to output as the sirens of the city. Through it all, though, we see simple pleasures seep in and gain prominence over these commercial, and, often, comparatively trivial worries: the smell of the forest, the calming weight of enveloping snow, and the gratifica.

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  • ISBN: 9781770462601
  • ISBN: 1770462600
  • Physical Description: 572 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First English edition.
  • Publisher: [Montréal, Québec] : Drawn & Quarterly, 2017.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Translation of: Bul-pyeon-ha-go haeng-bo-ka-ge.
"First English edition: May 2017"--Title page verso.
Language Note:
Translated from the Korean.
Subject: Hong, Yeon-sik, 1971- > Comic books, strips, etc.
Cartoonists > Korea (South) > Biography > Comic books, strips, etc.
Country life > Korea (South) > Comic books, strips, etc.
Genre: Graphic novels.
Autobiographical comics.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Kenton County.


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Covington Branch 741.59519 H772u 2017 (Text) 33126024124095 Adult Graphic Novel Available -

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