The Cabinet

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Product Details

Price
$14.99  $13.79
Publisher
Angry Robot
Publish Date
Pages
304
Dimensions
5.3 X 8.4 X 1.0 inches | 0.7 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780857669179

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About the Author

Un-Su Kim made his debut as a writer in 2002 through the Jinju News Fall Literary Contest with short stories, Easy Breezy Writing Class and Dan Valjean Street and the 2003 DongA Ilbo Spring Literary Contest with his mid-length novel Farewell, Friday. His first full-length novel The Cabinet received the 12th Munhakdongne Novel Award.

Reviews

[A] brilliant mosaic novel...These stories straddle the lines between science fiction, fantasy, fairy tale, and acute reality.
- Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

Deftly translated by award-winning Halbert, Kim's latest import...again showcases his sly, surreal, dark humor about all the ways humans are, well, not particularly human.
- Booklist

What begins as a rather whimsical set of stories turns into a much darker novel, raising issues of difference and acceptance, what people must do to survive, and what is truly monstrous.
- the Guardian

Un-su Kim is a tremendous writer.
- Scott Smith, author of A Simple Plan

This charming and fantastical book is sure to introduce Kim to a whole new legion of weird fiction fans, ideal for readers of Han Kang's The Vegetarian and the works of Haruki Murakami.
- Chicago Review of Books

The Cabinet is an anti-capitalist narrative at its core, one that makes explicit the arbitrariness of capitalist expectations and assumptions. Kim deftly juggles both macro-level and micro-level ideas about social roles, purpose, and personal narrative. More of a thought experiment than a thriller, The Cabinet is a lighthearted, amusing read that nonetheless dives into some deep philosophical topics.
- Strange Horizons