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Flowers of mold : stories / Ha Seong-nan ; translated from the Korean by Janet Hong.

Ha, Sŏng-nan, 1967- (author.). Hong, Janet, (translator.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Homer Library.

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781940953960
  • ISBN: 1940953960
  • Physical Description: 212 pages ; 22 cm.
  • Edition: First edition, English edition.
  • Publisher: Rochester, NY : Open Letter, 2019.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Originally published in Korea by Changbi Publishers, Inc." -- Title page verso.
Formatted Contents Note:
Waxen wings -- Nightmare -- The retreat -- The woman next door -- Flag -- Your rearview mirror -- Flowers of mold -- Toothpaste -- Early beans -- Onion.
Summary, etc.:
A woman meets her next-door neighbor and loans her a spatula, then starts suffering horrific gaps in her memory. A man, feeling jilted by an unrequited love, becomes obsessed with sorting through his neighbors' garbage in the belief that it will teach him how to better relate to people. A landlord decides to raise the rent, and his tenants hatch a plan to kill him at a team-building retreat.
Ha Sŏng-nan's stories seem pleasant enough, yet there's something disturbing just below the surface, ready to permanently disrupt the characters' lives. Among the stories: a woman lends her neighbor a spatula, then starts having gaps in her memory; in a team-building retreat, tenants plan to kill their landlord after he raises the rent. They are ordinary individuals-- in an increasingly urbanized and fragmented world. -- adapted from back cover.
Language Note:
Translated from the Korean.
Subject: Ha, Sŏng-nan, 1967- > Translations into English.
Interpersonal relations > Fiction.
Neighbors > Fiction.
Short stories, Korean > Translations into English.
Short stories, Korean.
Genre: Translations.
Short stories.