Anticipating … “A Contrived World” by Jung Young-moon

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ACWI must admit that I’m a little light on Korean literature in my office, so I’m very happy about the arrival of this title. Indeed, from what has been said of it already, this is a novel that will make something of a splash in the English-speaking world!

From the publisher’s website:

“Set in San Francisco, A Most Contrived World recounts the author’s visit to the mythic Californian city. While the novel is based in this real experience, the narrator’s imaginative reflections cause the narrative to balloon outward into the realms of fiction and fantasy. Each chance encounter provides an opportunity to unfurl a fictional world that simultaneously complements and compromises the real world.”

“In this mirthful anti-novel, the ambiguous fusion of observation and invention disrupts the conventions of personal memoir and travel writing, resulting in a chronicle that sets fiction against experience.”

Now, how can that not whet the appetite!

You can pre-order your copy now (with a 10% discount) by clicking on the image above. The release date is 15 April, 2016.

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