Diary of a Murderer

And Other Stories

Kim Young-ha
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A collection of wild, dark, erotic stories, including the blackly funny tale of a former serial killer suffering from memory loss, who sets his sights on one final target: his daughter's boyfriend.

It's been twenty-five years since I last murdered someone, or has it been twenty-six?

Diary of a Murderer captivates and provokes in equal measure, exploring what it means to be on the edge - between life and death, good and evil. In the titular novella, a former serial killer suffering from memory loss sets his sights on one final target: his daughter's boyfriend, who he suspects is also a serial killer.

In the other stories we witness an affair between two childhood friends that questions the limits of loyalty and love; a family's disintegration after a baby son is kidnapped and recovered years later; and a wild, erotic ride about pursuing creativity at the expense of everything else.

'Filled with the kind of sublime, galvanizing stories that strike like a lightning bolt, searing your nerves' - Nylon

Author bio:

Kim Young-ha is the author of seven novels, including the acclaimed I Have the Right to Destroy Myself and Black Flower. He has won every major Korean literature award, and his works have been translated into more than a dozen languages.

Krys Lee was born in Seoul, South Korea, raised in California and Washington, and studied in the United States and England. She was a finalist for Best New American Voices in 2006, and her fiction, journalism, and literary translations have appeared in Granta, San Francisco Chronicle and the Guardian, among others. She divides her time between South Korea and the United States.

Category: Fiction
ISBN: 9781838950040
Publisher: Atlantic
Imprint: Atlantic PBS
Pub Date: February 2020
Page Extent: 208
Format: Paperback - B format
Subject: Fiction in translation

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