The Sad Part Was

Thrilled beyond words to be translated by Mui Poopoksakul and published by Tilted Axis Press!

Winner of a PEN Translates! grant.

Selected as a ‘book to look out for in 2017’ by The Guardian and BuzzFeed Books.

In these witty, postmodern stories, Yoon riffs on pop culture, experiments with punctuation, flirts with sci-fi and, in a metafictional twist, mocks his own position as omnipotent author. Highly literary, his narratives offer an oblique reflection of contemporary Bangkok life, exploring the bewildering disjunct and oft-hilarious contradictions of a modernity that is at odds with many traditional Thai ideas on relationships, family, school and work.

http://www.tiltedaxispress.com/books/#/the-sad-part-was/

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