Moms
An outrageously funny book about middle-aged women that reexamines romance, lust, and gender normsLee Soyeon, Myeong-ok, and Yeonjeong are all mothers in their mid-fifties. And they’ve had it. They can no longer bear the dead weight of their partners or the endless grind of menial jobs where their bosses control everything, down to how much water they can drink. Although Lee Soyeon divorced her husband years ago after his gambling drove their family into bankruptcy, she finds herself in another tired and dishonest decade-long relationship with Jongseok, a slimy waiter at a nightclub. Meanwhile, Myeong-ok is having an illicit affair with a younger man, and Yeonjeong, whose husband suffers from erectile dysfunction, has her eye on an acquaintance from the gym. Bored with conventional romantic dalliances, these women embrace outrageous sexual adventures and mishaps, ending up in nightclubs, motels, and even the occasional back-alley brawl. With this boisterous and darkly funny manhwa, Yeong-shin Ma defies the norms of the traditional Korean family narrative, offering instead the refreshingly honest and unfiltered story of a group of middle-aged moms who yearn for something more than what the mediocre men in their lives can provide. Despite their less-than-desirable jobs, salaries, husbands, and boyfriends, these women brazenly bulldoze their way through life with the sexual vulnerability and lust typically attributed to twenty-somethings.

Moms Details

TitleMoms
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseAug 4th, 2020
PublisherDrawn and Quarterly
ISBN-139781770464001
Rating
GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels

Moms Review

  • Barry Welsh
    January 1, 1970
    KBS Korea 24 @KBSKorea2419:10-20:00 KST, Mon-Fri on KBS WORLD Radio.Download the KBS Kong / KBS WORLD Radio Mobile appsor subscribe to the Korea 24 podcast for your daily updates!“For #KoreaBookClub, @BarryPWelsh brings the #graphicnovel "Moms" by Yeong-shin Ma, translated by @JanetHong333. Tune in to hear how three mothers in their mid-fifties are fed up from the dead weight of their partners and the endless grind of their menial jobs. #마영신 #엄마들”#KBSWORLDRadio #KBS월드라디오 #Korea24 #코리아24 #책추천 #bo KBS Korea 24 @KBSKorea2419:10-20:00 KST, Mon-Fri on KBS WORLD Radio.Download the KBS Kong / KBS WORLD Radio Mobile appsor subscribe to the Korea 24 podcast for your daily updates!“For #KoreaBookClub, @BarryPWelsh brings the #graphicnovel "Moms" by Yeong-shin Ma, translated by @JanetHong333. Tune in to hear how three mothers in their mid-fifties are fed up from the dead weight of their partners and the endless grind of their menial jobs. #마영신 #엄마들”#KBSWORLDRadio #KBS월드라디오 #Korea24 #코리아24 #책추천 #bookstagram #북스타그램 #책스타그램 #KoreanLiterature #한국문학(https://lnkd.in/gxkU6aW) #book #reading
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  • Janet Hong
    January 1, 1970
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