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I'm Waiting for You Reviews

I'm Waiting for You by Kim Bo-Young, Sophie Bowman, Sung Ryu

I'm Waiting For You

Kim Bo-Young, Sophie Bowman, Sung Ryu

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Imprint: HarperCollins
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 15 Apr 2021
ISBN: 9780008433796

A stunning collection of short fiction by one of South Korea's most treasured writers, available in English for the first time.

  • The TimesScience Fiction Book of the Month
4 stars out of 5
Simon Ings
24 Apr 2021

"this dazzling and accomplished collection"

Between those substantial bookends, Kim explores a fully worked-out cosmology, complete with a Fall and a Judgment, in two stories: The Prophet of Corruption and That One Life. Divine “prophets” have divided themselves temporarily into multiple selves, to better acquire earthly wisdom — but one, Aman, resists their reunification. Wisdom, they argue, is personal, not general, and cannot exist without free will. Quite how Kim manages to make such gripping narratives out of the conversations of immortal, sexless, more or less disembodied beings floating around in a timeless limbo will baffle as much as it delights.