Translated from the original Korean by Christopher J. Dykas
This story focuses on an agency whose only purpose is to offer apologies—for a fee—on behalf of its clients. This seemingly insignificant service leads us into an examination of sin, guilt, and the often irrational demands of society. A kaleidoscope of minor nuisances and major grievances, this novel heralds a new comic voice in Korean letters.
About the Author
Lee Ki-ho debuted when his short story Birney won the monthly Modern Literature New Writer’s Contest in 1999, and was awarded the Lee Hyo-seok Literary Award in 2010. He is currently a professor in the department of creative writing at Gwangju University.