by Gong Ji-young - £7.99 Short Books Ltd (2014)
paperback ISBN 13: 9781780720968 | ISBN 10: 1780720963
Yujeong – beautiful, bright and wealthy – is in hospital recovering from her third suicide attempt. Angry at the world, she reluctantly accepts her no-nonsense aunt’s suggestion: to accompany her on charitable visits to inmates on death row.
At first, Yunsu – a convicted murderer – seems unrepenting and savage. Yujeong is repulsed by his crimes, but detects deep suffering behind his hard demeanour. Slowly and with growing passion, the two young misfits reveal to each other the dark secrets and traumas that have shaped their lives.
Yet every week Yunsu’s hands are in cuffs, and it is impossible to forget that the time they have together is painfully short...
From one of South Korea’s bestselling authors... a story that will make you rethink the way we can love others, and how we can ultimately redeem ourselves.
(Price & availability last checked: August 2014)