With inventive settings and shockingly imaginative plots,
Jeong Sejin’s second novel invites readers to fascinating worlds.
Take Another Route to Escape the Woods
My father, who had been nothing but a burden to our already struggling family, passed away and left behind a palatial mansion. We were all very excited, hoping that things would be better from now on until twenty-eight bodies were found in the mansion. What on earth had he done?
Abandoned by my parents, I was raised by my grandmother without being registered in any system to avoid inheriting their debts. This year, in my twenties, I lost my grandmother, my only flesh and blood. Then, one day, a stranger appeared and told me that I was the only one who could save the world.
I Love You Even If You’d Kill Me
In my 40 years of life, I’ve never properly dated a woman. However, I fell in love with Seonae at first sight. After tenacious efforts, I finally won her heart and proposed. Happy days continued until they were disrupted by a stranger who tipped me off that Seonae had killed her three ex-husbands and collected insurance money totaling no less than 1.3 billion won. Even after hearing that, I just cannot give up on her!
I’ve just exacted brutal vengeance upon Oh Taesu, my long-time friend and business partner who murdered my wife and daughter. I should feel a weight lifted off my mind, but something feels off. Did Oh Taesu truly kill my wife and daughter? Are they really dead? Wait, is Oh Taesu even my friend in the first place?
Why Did You Come to Our Planet?
I work for a tour company that rents the bodies of Earthians to aliens, allowing them to travel around Earth incognito. After completing today’s itinerary, I was taking a break when one of the alien tourists discreetly summoned me and said, “I have a lifetime wish.”
An Extremely Private World
I acquired a game console that enables me to access Luciddream. Lost in time, I explored its world where I could do whatever I wanted. One of the players I befriended warned me never to meet other players in the real world. However, I couldn’t shake the suspicion that he resembled the man next door…
I Did My Best
Nirvana Entertainment develops artists who take to the stage by emulating existing pop stars. I was offered the opportunity to join VTX, a boy group in the making that aims to replicate the world-renowned boy group BTX and embark on a world tour. It’s a mission that could hurt my pride, even if I do my best. What should I do?