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Published: Coming September 6, 2022


ISBN: 9781953861146 eISBN:9781953861153
This item will be released on September 6, 2022.


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Book Description

Whale, set in a remote village in South Korea, follows the lives of three linked characters: Geumbok, an extremely ambitious woman who has been chasing an indescribable thrill ever since she first saw a whale crest in the ocean; her mute daughter, Chunhui, who communicates with elephants; and a one-eyed woman who controls honeybees with a whistle. Brimming with surprises and wicked humor, Whale is an adventure-satire of epic proportions by one of the most original voices in South Korea.

Fast-paced and imaginative.
Dennis Maloney, Modern Family

Whale has leaped over the boundaries of a novel and entered a new space, just like South American fiction.
Shin Su-jeong

  • Visit the following link to watch the Literature Translation Institute of Korea (LTI Korea) interview Myeong-kwan Cheon