Translated by: Amber Hyun Jung Kim
Publisher: White Pine Press, 2017.
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No One Checks the Time When They’re Happy is a collection of stories, by turns sad and funny, about the thwarted expectations of the young as they grow older. Eun Heeyung’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, and with friends, they lose themselves in diets, books, and blogs. Her work humorously but humanely depicts the loneliness and monotony found in many modern lives.
Contains the stories:
An obviously immoral love
No one checks the time when they’re happy
The age of lyricism
The other side of the world
Summer is fleeting
In my life