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The Canning Factory (Bi-lingual, Vol 68 – Discovering Everyday Life)

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Publisher: , 2014
Original title: 통조림 공장, 2011
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Available on Kindle, and in the Dalkey Archive collection of Pyun Hye-young stories, Evening Proposal.

LKL says:

I’m really not sure how this is “everyday life” – but Pyun excels in pushing the boundaries of scenarios in which people are trapped within their everyday lives, with often scary or macabre results. In this tale, the manager of a Canning Factory mysteriously disappears. The workers reflect on the monotony of his life, and of theirs. We learn that sometimes some non-standard items have mysteriously managed to be canned…

LKL rating: score-2score-2score-2score-2score-0. Read our review of this book here.

Entry on Goodreads.com here.

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