‘Kong’s Garden’ by Hwang Jungeun, translated by Jeon Seung-He

From the author of one of my favourite novels, One Hundred Shadows (2010), Hwang takes us into a socially bleak alternate Korea where education no longer holds utmost value and the markers that society are measured by begin to take a U-Turn. There is something matter-of-fact and gripping about the way we read about bored clerks, girls getting refused cigarettes and men going missing.

Part of a collection of pamphlets called YEOYU, Strangers Press, 2019

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