A young man travels through South Korea with his faithful dog companion. In his backpack he has an mp3 player, one book, and some writing utensils. Every day before going to sleep he writes a letter to a person he met while travelling. Anyone with whom he shares his stories, he assigns a number: 32, 239, 412, 751…
Among those there is a teenage girl who caught her parents cheating, a train candy seller, an artist who creates installations out of chewing gum, and a writer who tries to sell her books by playing the harmonica.
Will Jihun’s journey end when he receives his first reply?
Nikt nie odpisuje is Jang Eun-jin’s bestseller, awarded the prestigious the Munhak Dongne Literature Award.This touching, warm story about the need to talk and the different ways of communication captivates with its modesty. It also talks about the bonds we form – the temporary ones, which sometimes turn out to be very strong, and those that should last a lifetime, but turn out to be terrifyingly fragile. This is a book that anyone who needs consolation should read.
Available in Tajfuny and independent bookshops on December 12th.