“The bloodstains on the linoleum were impossible to remove completely.”
A madcap, sci-fi, found-family caper set in a world where a small group of people, known as ‘monsters’, have developed odd special powers or traits necessitating their voluntary, or less voluntary, incarceration while the state works out what to do with them and which builds to a wonderfully comic set-piece, charmingly told with tenderness and wry humour.
About the Author
Serang Chung is the author of School Nurse Files, which was turned into a hit Netflix series of the same title. Originally a book editor, she is now a prolific as well as eclectic author of both mainstream literary and speculative fiction. Her many books include Jane Jaewook Jaehoon, From Sisun Onward, Meet You on the Roof, and Fifty People, this last of which won the 2017 Korea Times Literary Prize.
About the Translator
Anton Hur has won PEN translation grants transatlantically and was double-longlisted and shortlisted for the 2022 International Booker Prize. He has published translations of books by Kyung-Sook Shin, Hwang Sok-yong, Kang Kyeong-ae, Sang Young Park, Bora Chung, and others.
Source: publisher’s website