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Summary

The Times Science Fiction Book of the Month

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

In the title story, an engaged couple working in distant corners of the galaxy plan to arrive on Earth simultaneously and walk down the aisle together. But small incidents wreak havoc on their vast journeys, pushing the date of their wedding far into the future. As centuries pass on Earth and the land and climate change, one thing is constant: the desire of the lovers to be together.

Through two pairs of interlinked stories stories, Kim explores the driving forces of humanity - love, hope, creation, destruction, and the very meaning of existence.

©2021 Kim Bo-Young (P)2021 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic reviews

"Her fiction is a breath-taking piece of a cinematic art itself. Reminiscent of the world we experienced in The Matrix, Inception and Dark City, still it leads us to this entirely original structure, which is a ground-breaking, mystic literary and cinematic experience. Indeed, powerful and graceful." (Bong Joon-ho, Oscar-winning director of Parasite)

"These stories will break your heart, then lovingly knit it back together again." (Marina J. Lostetter, author of Noumenon)

"Dazzling." (The Times)

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