One of our Gosh! Best of 2017 titles! A mix of autobiographical domestic drama and unflinching self-excoriation told in an absolutely massive tome of a book by Korean creator Yeon-Sik Hong. Yeon-Sik and his fellow artist wife Sohmi are choked by the financial stresses and demands of life in Seoul, so move to a remote mountainside home to escape to a more natural, peaceful way of life. But the afflictions of character that torment Yeon-Sik ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ artistic frustration, apathy and envy ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ are not magically solved by the move, and life at the mercy of nature is not quite the salve that they expect it to be. A lovely book that speaks to the strength of the central coupleÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂs relationship with each other, with their art, and with the environment around them.