"As sharp as broken pottery and as delicate as a peony petal, House of Pungsu is the story my spirit hungered for. K.P. Kulski shifts rice paper doors to reveal the darkest truth."-Lee Murray, USA Today bestselling author and four-time Bram Stoker Award® winner.
No one knows what's beyond the walls of the Joseon-era palace that never seems to decay, a sprawling complex where daughter, mother, and grandmother are the only inhabitants. Why is her bed-bound grandmother locked in her room each night, and what exactly is behind the locked doors of the palace pavilions and halls? When daughter unexpectedly begins to menstruate, she is tormented with dreams that drive her to find answers.
Following the Korean folk story of "A Tiger's Whisker," HOUSE OF PUNGSU is a feminist meditation on women's inner identity and the struggle to rediscover it.