The Cabinet

by Un Su Kim

Action Adventure Literary Fiction Science Fiction Sharing Diverse Voices

The Cabinet Synopsis

Winner of the Munhakdongne Novel Award, South Korea's most prestigious literary prize

Cabinet 13 looks exactly like any normal filing cabinet. Except this cabinet is filled with files on the 'symptomers', people whose weird abilities and bizarre experiences might just mark the emergence of a new species. But to Mr Kong, the harried office worker who spends his days looking after the cabinet, the symptomers are just a headache; from the woman whose doppelganger broke up with her boyfriend, to the man with a ginkgo tree growing from his fingertip. And then there's that guy who won't stop calling, asking to be turned into a cat...

A richly funny and fantastical novel about the strangeness at the heart of even the most ordinary lives, from one of South Korea's most acclaimed novelists.

Translated by Sean Lin Halbert

About This Edition

ISBN: 9780857669179
Publication date: 12th October 2021
Author: Un Su Kim
Publisher: Angry Robot an imprint of Watkins Media
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 400 pages
Primary Genre Action Adventure
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Un Su Kim Press Reviews

[A] brilliant mosaic novel...These stories straddle the lines between science fiction, fantasy, fairy tale, and acute reality.

- Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

Deftly translated by award-winning Halbert, Kim's latest import...again showcases his sly, surreal, dark humor about all the ways humans are, well, not particularly human.

- Booklist

Un-su Kim is a tremendous writer.

- Scott Smith, author of A Simple Plan

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