My Brilliant Life

Areum’s reckoning with his fate makes for a wrenching story. As fleeting as his fictional life may be, he will not be a character easily forgotten.

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Areum’s parents were 16 when he was born. Now they are 32, and Areum is 16, but it is he who is confronting old age. He has a rare syndrome called progeria, which makes him age roughly eight times faster than the average child, so he is a teenager in the body of an 80-year-old.…

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