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To the Warm Horizon

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Publisher: , 2021
Original title: 해가 지는 곳으로, 2017
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From the publisher’s website:

A group of Koreans are making their way across a disease-ravaged landscape—but to what end? To the Warm Horizon shows how in a post-apocalyptic world, humans will still seek purpose, kinship, and even intimacy. Focusing on two young women, Jina and Dori, who find love against all odds, Choi Jin-young creates a dystopia where people are trying to find direction after having their worlds turned upside down.

Lucidly translated from the Korean by Soje, this thoughtful yet gripping novel takes the reader on a journey through how people adjust, or fail to adjust, to catastrophe.

“We couldn’t get any news on the road. Of how much the virus had spread, how many people were left, how many cities had been destroyed across the world.”

LKL says:

A dark novel about the breakdown of human society in a post-pandemic world in which gender disparities are even more marked than in real life. But Choi offers hope that even in such dire circumstances human love and affection can make things bearable.

LKL rating: score-2score-2score-2score-2score-0

Read a review by Tony Malone here.

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