Translated by: Chung Jae Won, Craig Bott, Park Yoonjin, Sora Kim-Russell
Publisher: Dalkey Archive, 2017.
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Beauty Looks Down On Me is a collection of by turns sad and funny stories about the thwarted expectations of the young as they grow older. Eun Hee-kyung’s characters are misfits who by virtue of their bodies or their lack of social status are left to dream of momentous changes that will never come. Unsatisfied with work, with family, with friends, they lose themselves in diets, books, and blogs. This collection humorously but humanely depicts the loneliness and monotony found in many modern lives.
Contains the stories:
Beauty Looks Down on Me
Discovery of solitude
Weather and life
Yuri Gagarin’s blue star