Land by Kyŏng-ni Pak
"Land" is a historical saga that spans several generations of a Korean family from the late 19th century to the early 20th century. The narrative focuses on the trials and tribulations of the Choi family, who are part of the landed gentry, and their servants. The book presents a vivid picture of the socio-political upheavals during this period in Korean history, including the Japanese occupation, and explores themes of love, sacrifice, and survival. It is a profound exploration of human resilience and the struggle for social justice.