Author: Hyeyeong Pyeon
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About This Book
This is the first novel by Pyeon Hyeyeong, who has revealed a unique world where she portrays the savagery of everyday life with cruel images. It recounts the story of a man who, as a staff member of a pharmaceutical company, is dispatched to the country of C for his ability to catch mice, only to be hunted down on charges of having killed his wife and to end up working as a temporary epidemic prevention staff member in charge of catching mice. Ashes and Red, which meticulously exposes the dark side of modern civilization such as the loss of humanity in extreme circumstances and absolute isolation caused by an absence of communication through the author’s brand of grotesque imagination and tight prose, can be seen as the definitive version of the world recreated by the author in two earlier short story collections. Although full of apocalyptic and uncanny elements in an unrealistic and hypothetical situation, this volume confirms the power of well-made fiction in tensely and tenaciously pursuing the theme of realistic empathy.
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